August 24, 2008
Except for his opposition to torture, and some support for global warming and stem cell research action, supposed maverick John McCain doesn't seem to look quite as different from the current Oval Office occupant as he would like voters to believe.
The truth is that neither Obama or McCain are very appealing. I think that McCain is going to win by default, same as Bush did in '04. Kerry had run the worst campaign I had ever seen, until Obama. How on Earth is he not just killing McCain? The fact that Obama can't run an effective campaign is all the evidence that I need to know that he is not ready to run a country. I just wish he was running against someone I could vote for...
I can't agree that Obama's campaign is worse than Kerry's. Kerry kind of crumpled under GOP attack -- for example, after he proclaimed Iraq to be "the wrong war" and Republicans challenged him on that, he just sort of stammered inarticulately and didn't follow up on why the war was such a mistake. Obama is vastly more articulate and able to parry opposing thrusts. Of course, the November results will show how good his campaign was.
The GOPers are just so perplexed on how the Democrats are NOT split. They rage that the Dem's convention went so well. They bring up 'old news' because the wound between Obama and Hillary is pretty much healed over.
Will ALL Clinton's women voters vote for her? Of course not. Will ALL moderate Republicans vote for McSame and hard-right Palin? Of course not. Will the nation be united should either candidate win? Of course not.
It's gonna be an interesting Autumn.