Originally posted by Skyfloating
So, in short, you´re in agreement with McCain on this.
Not even by a long shot, in the context of his campaign ad.
His ad is not about how disgusting and vile Paris Hilton is. If it were, i might consider rethinking my position on McCain based on his new found
discovery of common sense, though i wont be holding my breath.
His ad is trying to play off of the common knowledge that Paris Hilton IS a disgusting character, and then tries to tie Obama to the same mind set.
This is the same technique that Bush used to win the first election.
He didnt win on the issues. He didnt win on his policies.
He won because he was "different"
he "represented change" because he could admit his mistakes
he was the guy you could drink beer with, or, if it suits you fance, snort a few lines with.
He was a "average guy"
Do i agree with McCain?
Sure, ill twist it so i can agree with him.
I agree that America takes the same zeal in the light of Obama that certain people take in the light of Paris Hilton.
The same zeal. Not in the same light. big difference (think about it
People look to Paris Hilton for tips on "being cool" so you can be "hot" because by media standards, she is "whats in" in the fashion and
entertainment world....though that trend is starting to die.
People look to Barack Obama for a different path for this country to take, aside from the SAME path that McCain offers.
They're ready for a change. And i dont mean that to be a double pun.
The admitted goal of every politician is to get the average guy to vote for him or her. Right?
You hear this every election year "your vote counts" so you should go vote, even though you think it wont matter.
Now that Obama has FINALLY secured the "average citizen" appeal - he's blasted for it?
As an average american, we should all be offended by this generalization. Its saying that we're not smart enough to like Obama for his policies, and
what he offers, but that we only like him because he's on TV.
More snobbery from the conservative whackaloon nation.
Is it an issue for liberals and democrats to consider? or is it a peek into the jealous underbelly of the conservative party? One to reflect on and
ponder its true meaning.
People want something different.
Does Obama offer it? yes.
Will he deliver? Who knows. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
But ill say this:
McCain openly DOESNT offer it. McCain openly offers the same thing.
So really - you're left with two options
Repetitive certainty for the next 4 years
or a hope for change
since my vote expresses how i wish to live my life, im going for Obama. He represents what *I* want, though i dont agree with him 100%.
I guess i should've made a new thread on this, eh?
[edit on 7/31/2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]