Will we Really Elect Another George W.?

@devylan (695)
United States
August 19, 2008 12:24pm CST
Here is the article I just read: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/18/cafferty.mccain/index.html?eref=rss_topstories Actually, I guess it's more of an opinion column, but I have to say that I agree with the opinions stated. It scares me when I hear even intellectual and seemingly enlightened individuals say that they are voting for McCain. I have said this before, and I will say it again. I don't think he's the worst Republican I've ever heard of, but he's still a Republican, and I don't think he's the change this nation is looking for. I know I have some friends on here who completely disagree with me, and I can't wait to hear their input. So get to it, people! What do you think about Jack Cafferty saying that McCain is "intellectually shallow" just like President Bush? I want to hear both sides of the fence, and even the riders of the fence on this one.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
19 Aug 08
Wow, that's amazing. I have been saying a lot of things for a while about McCain. I have to laugh every time one of the McCain supporters talks about how great his speeches are, it really leaves me with a wtf. I hope that the American voters will see the man for what he is because my bank account can't take four more years of Bush's policies.
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@devylan (695)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Well, we do have to remember that they're not all Bush's policies. I mean, that's giving him too much credit, don't you think? But, yeah, I'm with you on the bank account thing.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
20 Aug 08
LOL Yes I should have said Carl Rove's policies.
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@devylan (695)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Haha. No matter. I understand where you're coming from.
@anniepa (27236)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Jack Cafferty is my favorite CNN regular these days. I think he nailed it but the problem with McCain, in my opinion, goes much deeper than being intellectually shallow, although that itself is a problem. I've heard it said that Bush lacks intellectual curiosity and I couldn't agree more and the last thing we need is more of the same. McCain also has that same kind of arrogant stubbornness that I think has cost us so much during Bush's "reign". McCain was once one of the Republicans I liked and respected. In 2000 I said more than once that if he were the GOP nominee and ended up winning the election it probably wouldn't be all that bad. I know that's not exactly high praise, but considering we were coming off eight pretty good years and the VP was the other candidate it's not so shabby either coming from a Democrat. There have been so many times lately when I really have to wonder if McCain is forgetful, if he thinks WE'RE forgetful or just plain too stupid to catch his flip-flops and mistakes or if he's dishonest. I understand some think the fact McCain was a POW means he can't be called on anything but even some of the stories from his glory days as a war hero are a more than a bit questionable. Recently he accused Obama of "having the ambition to be President" as if it were a terrible thing but he said the very same thing about himself in a book he wrote in 2002! One more thing - when that phone rings at 3:00 am I'd rather not have to wonder if the person answering it will react based on whether someone working for him is or has been a paid lobbyist for a person a place involved in the crisis! Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Bravo Annie! Sick of the whining McSame supporters as well? lol
@devylan (695)
• United States
20 Aug 08
How dare you be ambitious! Lol. Well, quite honestly I had some respect for him, as well, right before he became a presidential candidate, but we do have to remember that he and Obama are going to have the foot-in-mouth syndrome, simply because they are both doing and saying what their campaigns and parties are telling them to do and say. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm still voting for Obama because I agree more with what the Democrats say than with what the Republicans say. However, we do need to remember that no matter what party someone represents, it matters what the President does once he gets into office than what he says he's going to do on the campaign trail. Personally, I believe in what Obama stands for more, and I truly hope he wins. I just hope that once he does win, he'll be able to back up what he's been saying with actions. Obama 08!
• United States
21 Aug 08
Thanks for posting this commentary Devylan. I am not a big fan of Jack, but I really enjoyed this piece, and I had to laugh a few times at how true it is. I agree with Jack that our country can't afford another Bush, I don't think the world can afford another Bush. We as a country need to look to our elected officals as respected men and women who will lead us into the future, not into the past. Our current president has been a complete disgrace, and I can't believe that people can defend him on here. The worse part of this is I can't find a difference between Bush's Economic, and foreign policies. I am currently looking at both of their statements, and policies, and they look like the same person wrote them. I agree that McCain can't be worse then Bush, but from the looks of things he isn't going to be much better, either.
@devylan (695)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Yes, the same person probably did write them, but this person is neither George W. or McCain. That's what's really sad. Like I've said before, what we really need to be looking for in a president is diplomacy. Thanks for your input. I'm glad you enjoyed my post.
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@mscott (1924)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I don't personally like the choice but I can't turn it over to Obama who wants to socialize America. He has no credibility, from his mentors to his record to his flipping on ideas. The dems control the Congress and that hasn't done us any good so I hate to think what might happen if they control everything. I guess having a Republican to me is a form of checks and balances against the democratic Congress. As far as CNN they are in love with Obama, they never say anything negative about him and refuse to even ask the serious questions. To be so one sided like they are, especiall Jack and Wolfe doesn't really show me intelligence. These are just my opinions, not looking to start a fight here.
• United States
19 Aug 08
What nonsense. Obama's a socialist? Oh, when he's not an elitist, right? It's so funny how the anti-Obama people are so desperate to throw negative-connotation labels at him that they have no problem throwing even labels that CONTRADICT OTHER LABELS, lol. Obama has the credibility to acknowledge that invading Iraq in the first place was a mistake. Let me know when McCain obtains the credibility to admit that. Also, McCain has flipped on over SEVENTY issues. Good luck finding even 1/2 or 1/4 that many from Obama. For OBAMA to be the one you choose to criticize for "flipping on ideas" shows that your bias has clouded your sense of reality. Also, a study has shown that a greater proportion of the network news people's opinion statements are negative things about Obama than about McCain: "when network news people ventured opinions in recent weeks, 28% of the statements were positive for Obama and 72% negative. Network reporting also tilted against McCain, but far less dramatically, with 43% of the statements positive and 57% negative, according to the Washington-based media center." --http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-onthemedia27-2008jul27,0,712999.story
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