posted on Oct, 25 2008 @ 01:28 PM
I'll presume that your thread is sincere and not yet another Republic smear drone and so I'll respond. First, I should point out that I am not a
McCain supporter nor am I an Obama supporter. But I detest the ignorance that is flying around these days and cannot wait for it to end. That
1. I am worried about his association with William Ayers…and the small amount (in my mind) of ‘distancing’ that Obama has put forth. Anyone
This argument is pure political sewage. Obama wasn't in the Weather Underground. Ayers was some 30yrs ago. Today he's a respected college
professor and was appointed to an eductaional reform board by the Annenbergs on which Obama sat. So what? This is the 2008 version of Willy
Horton/Swift Boat. I'd I was McCain I would be ashamed beyond words for this tactic. Look at the people McCain has been 'associated' with. The
Keating Five gang for starters. Ayers 'bombing' attempt did far less damage to this country then did the likes of George Bush, Dick Cheney,
Rumsfeld, Gonzales, et al. But somehow they have (so far) evaded the monker of 'domestic terrorists'.
2. I am worried about his association with Rev. Wright…meaning the 20 years of sermons/views had to assimilate some erroneous worldviews. Anyone
Wright is a typical religious rabble-rouser. And although he suffers from hyperbole at times he isn't all that radical. Look at some of the
'official' religious people. Consider some of the rantings of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. Friends of the Whitehouse for years. Same lunacy
just on the other end of the dial.
3. I am confused that his directness/honesty about leading from a very-left liberal stance has not garnished more skepticism from the center?
This whole label game is absurd. So people's way of thinking fits neatly into these comfortable bins? That's crap. It's spectral. Nearly
infinite in its complexity and simpletons force people into these bins out of convenience and ignorance. The 'center' --- at least that part that
is awake --- realizes that the country has been systematically flushed down the toilet by 'the right'. Like most of us they recognize that the path
we are on couldn't be more wrong. And, like most of us, they know the McCain "I won't be like Bush' argument has no credibility. His past proves
that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
4. I am disturbed, maybe confused is better for this one, that a high percentage of the journalist media is, from my watching, OVERLY FOR the Obama
campaign. Certainly, the American mainstream media tilts a tad left…but in the past…NOT to this extreme. The cable arm of the respected National
Broadcast System called MSNBC seems to me to be an arm of the Obama candidacy and positions? Anyone else agree? Disagree?
The MSM are whores. They know that the majority of people are leaning Obama and so they do as well. If you look back over the entire campaign
you'll quickly see that their 'bias' changes with the winds. They're fickle more than biased. Cheap opportunists.
5. I am perplexed with the MOMENTUM created with a relatively new, young politician. Doesn’t it seem fast and somewhat ‘pressed’?
Not unprecedented. The country is on-the-ropes. We need and are looking for someone that we can get behind. Someone that inspires. Someone that
offers hope. His style, calm demeanor and eloquence play to our collective needs. Will he deliver? Only time will tell.
6. I am impressed with his ability to dodge/dance/divert skepticism/criticism. Is he just that good?
Are you serious? Do you listen what comes out of the mouths of McCain and Palin? This is the nature of politicians. It's what they do. If a
poltical person told the unambiguous truth they'd be pushed aside. People don't want the truth. If they did, Ron Paul would be on the ballot.
7. Is there more to all of this than meets the eye?
Yes. On either side. What that is we won't be able to know until afterwards. With either candidate.
For me, the primary mission right now is to get the controlling powers OUT of Washington before it's too late. Doing that will, at least for a time,
stop our march into the abyss. I'm curious why you didn't mention any concerns with the other ticket. You have no concerns with Palin's
inexperience? With her disregard for Alaska's ethics laws? With her seeming inability or unwillingness to learn what the role of the VP is? Or
McCain's radical flip-flopping on issues, his treatment of the POW movement, his vsceral ties to the very people that have routed our country, his
questionable judgement (and seeming pandering) by selecting Palin? Face it, this isn't an ideal election. They never are. But I think we're on
damage-control right now. And obviously we need to get the people with their hands on the controls out of Washington before it's too late --- if it