September 10, 2008

Swing Voting

The difference between the parties that is most striking is the nastiness and negativity of Republicans in general, and of this redolent campaign in particular.

The contrast with the fun Democrats have, and Obama supporters in particular shows up in so many ways, like this example.


1 comment:

stuart_zechman said... response, I'll re-post this comment I made at Swampland:

We need a lot more of this from Barack Obama.

I've known [John McCain for a couple of] years. And I've been operating under the assumption that the reason [John] devotes so much time and energy to shouting at the rain was that he simply didn't get it. Well, I was wrong. [John]'s problem isn't that he doesn't get it. [John]'s problem is that he can't sell it!

We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you [John McCain] is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections. You gather a group of middle age, middle class, middle income voters who remember with longing an easier time, and you talk to them about family, and American values and character, and you wave [a quote about lipstick, pigs and the same old-same old] and you [also] scream about patriotism. You tell them [I'm] to blame for their lot in life. And you go on television and you [claim that I'm calling your female Vice Presidential candidate] a [pig].

We've got serious problems, and we need serious people. And if you want to talk about character, [John], you'd better come at me with more than a [quote about lipstick] and a [quick tv commerical]. If you want to talk about character and American values, fine. Just tell me where and when, and I'll show up. This a time for serious people, [John], and your fifteen minutes are up.

Barack Obama needs to do a bit of looking John McCain in the eye, telling him that he's a liar, and then publicly daring McCain to do something about it, IMO.

Honor is on the table.