Sunday, October 12, 2008

Whatever happen to polite discourse and realism

Has our political process fallen so far down in to mud with pigs that our politicians can't be polite or realistic? The answer is, of course it has. And we have no one to blame but ourselves. It is a sad day when Rush Limbaugh is the voice for conservatives.

This past week, John McCain stepped in to politely defend Barak Obama when one of McCain's supporters yelled that Obama was a terrorist. McCain said "a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as President of the United States.

That raises McCain up a notch in my book. McCain is now being attached by his own parties extremists. The mob mentality at some of today's political events and the push by some of these extremists for their candidates to go for the opposition's throat is nothing short of dangerous. Let's talk about the issues and how the candidates plan to fix them and stop the childish name calling.



At 11:34 AM, Blogger The Snarkmeister said...

Remember when George Bush the Ist started looking at his watch? You knew the campaign was over, he'd given up. I wonder if McCain's return to civil discourse and defense of Obama's Christianity doesn't represent the same.

At 6:12 AM, Blogger Julian said...

As an Obama supporter who reads this blog for Exchange 2007 info, and I must comment and say that I personally see many mistakes both campaigns have made, but in the end people are associating Bush = all of GOP, and it seems McCain will never shake that or break loose of it in the next 14 days.
His standing up to an ignorant voter on Obama's religion was very honorable, and impressive, but sadly it was after weeks and weeks of misinformation never being rebutted by his campaign. In 2004, a lot of people said Kerry's loss was in part related failing to answer the Swiftboat ads. In 2008, many people may say that McCain's may be in part related to a similar slow-reaction to Limbaugh listeners' hate, allowing them to hurt the direction of his campaign. That an other factors look to cost him a win, but these things are cyclical and the pendulum swings about every 8-12 years anyway.


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