John McCain, like a young man courting, is jealous of Barack Obama and the attention he's getting. And he has pretty good reason to be, in my
opinion. But his jealousy, anger and negativity are showing and they are ugly.
There's the Excitement Deficit
. People are excited about voting
for Obama and while there will be people who vote for McCain, they're not excited about it and many times they're only doing it so Obama won't win
(for various reasons).
For now, the numbers favor Obama: 38 percent of his supporters say the election is exciting compared with 9 percent of McCain's. Sixty-five
percent of Obama's backers say they are hopeful about the campaign, double McCain's, and the Democrat's supporters are three times likelier to
By 2-to-1 or more, McCain backers are likelier than Obama's to say the campaign makes them bored, angry and helpless.
Obama supporters are "hopeful", huh? And McCain's are "bored, angry and helpless"? That perfectly describes the candidates these days... Hmmm...
Is there a pattern here?
But more importantly
, in March, McCain ALSO visited Israel
, and France
, but he skipped over the
wounded troops in Germany
and apparently forgot completely about the NOW all
Yet, he Chides Obama
for making the trip, after
goading him into it...
McCain took a swipe at his rival in his weekly radio address on Saturday.
"With all the breathless coverage form abroad, and with Senator Obama now addressing his speeches to the people of the world, I'm starting to feel a
little left out. Maybe you are too," he said.
But Obama sought to turn that back on his critics. He said McCain had earlier been "telling me I was supposed to take this trip. He suggested it and
thought it was a good idea."
"John McCain has visited every one of these countries post-primary that I have," he said in London. "So it doesn't strike me that we have done
anything different than the McCain campaign has done, which is to recognize that part of the job of the next president, commander in chief, is to
forge effective relationships with our allies."
So, he "feels left out"? Well, boo-hoo...
What is wrong with McCain? That he would jealously criticize Obama for doing the very same thing
he himself did just a few months ago? Does he think that people are as forgetful and daft as he, himself is? He must. And judging by all the negative
comments about Obama's trip on this board, I think he might be right...
How dare McCain attack Obama for making this trip and skipping over a visit to wounded soldiers when he did the exact same thing
?! Is he 2?
Grow up, Mr. McCain. You're 72 years old. Stop acting like a pouting, whining, desperate, jealous high school boy. Take responsibility for your own
You'll get the attention you crave when you do something that warrants it. Whining, pouting and attacking Mr. Obama will get you attention, but not
the kind you want...
On second thought, go ahead and cry. I'm going to hope that the people are smarter than you give them credit for.
Thanks for reading. Any comments welcome.
[edit on 27-7-2008 by Benevolent Heretic]