Sunday, October 12, 2008

Feeling Sorry for McCain

In the past week, I've seen some glimpses of the John McCain of old -- a decent human being and American. He's obviously regretting the mob riot his campaign has dissolved into, and seemingly the choice of Sarah Palin as his VP. When he defended Obama's character this week in the face of obvious lies (albiet in a way that was offensive to Arabs), it was as if he realized the campaign had gone too far with its negativity. I think McCain would really like to address real issues -- and knows presenting real solutions for the economy is the only way he can win this election. But he is now consumed in another Republican campaign that relies on smear tactics and baseless character attacks -- and he chose a running mate whose political skills are honed for sound-byte attacks instead of substance. The old McCain is a figment of our past imagination -- and I feel slightly sorry for him.

1 comment:

Drew said...

I think the part that has disgusted me most about his recent rallies is that he has sat by while people have shouted things like "terrorist" and "kill him" in reference to Obama. McCain looks as if he does not know how to react to these things (deer in the headlights) or has not had enough acting coaching to appear as if he disagrees with what is being said. He loses either way.

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