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Would McCain be OK?

Well, I used to say that I was ambivalent about the two front runners for President, McCain and Obama. I had an unexplained level of respect for McCain, perhaps just from an understanding of his personal sacrifices as a soldier and his years of public service. And it helped that he didn’t seem to be a complete jackass, overtly corrupt, or a getting-rich-on-others’-suffering crony of Bush, Cheney, Halliburton, Blackwater, et al (…must…stop…).

But after 6 months of speeches ( target=”_blank”>McCain vs target=”_blank”>Obama ) and talking points and interviews and target=”_blank”>bullshit via proxy…I’m convinced that McCain is just not the man for the job. I want someone who can drive the bus and dictate the policy and the direction of his party (which is a vibe I get from Obama…he’s calling the shots. Both Clintons and even Reagan had it as well) and not someone who’ll cater to the lowest element of his party (Hello, racists homophobes!).

I won’t go as far as saying that he’s a dimwit, like Jack Cafferty has…but McCain is reminding me too much of Bush: a doofus figurehead for much smarter con party men.

 

I am sick and tired of the president of the United States embarrassing me. The world we live in is too complex to entrust it to someone else whose idea of intellectual curiosity and grasp of foreign policy issues is to tell us he can look into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and see into his soul.

George Bush’s record as a student, military man, businessman and leader of the free world is one of constant failure. And the part that troubles me most is he seems content with himself.

He will leave office with the country $10 trillion in debt, fighting two wars, our international reputation in shambles, our government cloaked in secrecy and suspicion that his entire presidency has been a litany of broken laws and promises, our citizens’ faith in our own country ripped to shreds. Yet Bush goes bumbling along, grinning and spewing moronic one-liners, as though nobody understands what a colossal failure he has been.

 

I guess I’ll side with the elitists on this one…

And, if that was too subtle, here’s a hey-at-least-it’s-factually-based hatchet job on McCain:

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