03 September 2008

"This Election Is not About Issues"

Rick Davis, McCain Campaign Manager,

Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain's presidential bid, insisted that the presidential race will be decided more over personalities than issues during an interview with Post editors this morning.

"This election is not about issues," said Davis. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates." Washingtonpost.com

Before "Maverick" John McCain accepts his party's nomination for president, he's got to spend every penny of the tens of millions of dollars of Primary donations from wealthy individuals and corporate donors and lobbyists. The attacks will be fierce, not to mention the fact that the truth will suffer dearly. The distortions and lies began last night at the convention. The only thing being stressed about McCain, is his military service and experience as a Prisoner Of War. I found the irony palpable when the laziest man in the Republican party, Fred Thompson, described in excruciating detail the mistreatment and TORTURE McCain endured while a captive. While the rabid Republican faithful will conveniently put it out of mind out of sight, the rest of us are poignantly reminded of Senator McCain's opposition to torture by the United States until very recently. Like every other major position held by McCain before the middle of the Primary, it has been utterly abandoned. It goes on and on, but I don't have the energy. The little I have said thus far on this blog about politics or this miserable country has been utterly factual. If not, it has been an honest error, not calculated to mislead anyone. The sadness I have is that most Americans believe everything they are told, without much exception. The Democrats are not angels about spreading lies or distortions, but they look like cupcakes when held up to Republicans. The other, is even worse. Ordinary rank and file Republicans will carry the poison water as long and as far as it takes to get the job done. They have marching orders from on high: Win at any cost.

From now on, I am going to remind myself, and everyone else, that i have been a registered Independent for 28 straight of my 30 eligible voting years. I have been correct about the character of every president that has served in my lifetime, including some when I was too young to vote. I am fascinated by those who righteously bellow about their positions given the miserable and in some cases criminal behavior of their lottery picks.
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