Is anybody out there as confounded as I am with the current presidential race? I keep seeing poll data released that shows the two candidates as reasonably close, or with “McCain making gains” in key states.
What, if anything, would endear anybody to vote for John McCain at this point? He has issued no credible plans that reasemble any kind of departure fom the current policies of George W. Bush.
Furthermore, he has started to sound more and more incoherent, bringing him even more in alignment with the unintelligable Gerige W. Is this a campaign stategy? It worked for him once, twice actually. Is McCain trying to become more like the common man? I can recall hearing over and over how Bush was attractive to the “common man” because he spoke like them.
Do we really want a “common man” in the White House? Don’t we want someone with a high level of intelligence running our country? Isn’t that more important than sounding like you just left the corner bar?
Since when did it become a bad thing to have an intelligent president?
Or perhaps it is McCain’s age that has led him to his repeated gaffes. (Gaffe will undoubtably be one of this years most overused words.) Maybe his mind is finally starting to go. I’ve always considered him to be a smart guy, well-spoken and focused; but that seems to be going. Is it strategy, or is it senility?
And all this takes me back around to: Why, in all that is great and good in this country is this still considered a race for the White House?
Obama is intelligent, he is a great orator, he has some vision of the future, he’s not George W. Bush, he has the ability to inspire.
Should we trust him? No. Should we trust any politician? No.
But what we should consider about ur politicians is their intelligence and ability look ahead, something which has seriously been lacking, and their willingness to listen, be open and accountable to the public. Since before 9-11, Bush’s administration has had a secretive, industry only access policy. When we asked about events after 9-11, the mantra was “trust us.”
No, I don’t want to vote every 4 years and then trust a politiician. I want to wake up everyday and take part in our democracy. It is my right, and my responsibility as a citizen.
Perhaps it is because Obama is black? I wonder how many people are afraid to vote for him due to that deeply buried feeling.
Anybody out there want to enlighten me? I’m confused, and more than a little concerned.