Sunday, October 5, 2008

Excellent lazy Sunday reading material HERE.

McCain sounds like an angry high school boy who was rebuffed after asking the girl on a second date.

8 comments:

stljoie said...

Ahh yes, shoot from the hip McCain before thinking. He scares me. Palin scares me.

Decorina said...

Big wah, John-boy. I liked Obama's reply.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I always am half-hoping to see steam coming out of McCain's ears.

modernemama said...

Petulance is not attractive in a politician, nor is sarcasm. Obama's letters are more presidential, and more adult.

corine said...

Oh he looks mad indeed. Yuck.

Jane said...

Decorno, first let me say I love your blog! Though the decorating porn is my favorite, I have appreciated the more recent inclusion of political matters. While you have made your presidential choice quite clear, I was just wondering: how do you feel about people who have decided to support the other candidate? More specifically, could you respect them? Could they ever be your friends? If it was someone you already knew and liked, would it diminish your opinion of them? If it was someone you were just meeting, would they have an instant strike against them? I am not being at all sarcastic with these questions, I am genuinely curious. This is just an interesting quandary to me, since politics run to the very core of who we are.

Decs said...

Oh, of course I could - and do. But I think it's a matter of degrees. I have a lot of understanding for people who vote with their religious mind, but not much respect. I have more respect for those who vote with a secular mind... and I have more respect for Republicans (the Goldwater kind) who promote a less-government/more liberty agenda.

My best friend at work is super religious and a Repubican (so much of both that he doesn't even like McCain... not conservative enough). I have loads of respect for the guy. What confounds me though it how we are actually so similar on important issues (universal health care) but how it is that our entire political process manages to make us feel like we're so far apart on these issues.

Jane said...

Decorno, thank you for sharing. This is really interesting to me! Your friend who is super religious and a Republican...will he be voting for McCain anyway, despite not liking him?

What this country really needs is a great president, to bring our country back from the brink and, by virtue of action and success, to put the collective conscious in a more positive, hopeful place. While I am still deliberating my presidential choice, I have the sense that, of the two big party candidates, Obama is the only one with the potential to be truly great. (At best I think McCain could be mediocre, at worst a repeat of the W abomination). In your opinion who has been the greatest president (either of all time, or the 20th century at least? [I am leaving the 21st century out for obvious reasons!])