I know that by blogospheric standards this is ancient but I just came across this particular video and thought I’d share (This is from yesterday).
Hat Tip: Minnesota Campaign Report
Last night on Letterman he also pointed out, for Dave, who asked, that even if he had been referring to Palin (when he was speaking about McCain’s policies), that even then, she would have been the lipstick (not the pig).
Wow! He sounds like an adult! I wish I had more faith in the American people to think that this meant something. However…
It would be very nice to think America has come far enough to elect an African American president (I use that term here in the sense Americans use it, which is anyone who has any noticeable African American ancestry).
I hope they have, because with challenges like global warming and resurgence of Russia as a power, I am not sure there is time for four years of McCain/Palin, which is quite obviously going to be a continuation of the incompetent policies of the Bush era.
As one who grew up when the US still had segregation. I think it wonderful that around half the population will be ready to give Obama their vote, confidence and support, and see beyond color to his intelligence, ability and his good heart, which led him to community service. Among the candidates I have seen in recent years, he is outstanding. I wish him luck.
But Race at an unconscious level is a huge factor in this election. Most white people do not believe in racism, they have no idea what it is like to be black, and how different that experience is. Many will not even realize how color might effect their vote. It will be rationalized into something else like “there is something I don’t trust about that man” This of course is well known to the McCain camp who have been playing on this with their ads, some of which I think, could be described as evil.
The selection of Palin was a master stroke. Despite the obvious evidence that she totally unready to lead the USA (she does not even know what the Bush doctrine was, and clearly did not have even a superficial grasp of Russia, Georgia, and the Ukraine), she appeals to many Americans in a fundamental way. It is that simplistic fairy tale – the girl from nowhere that can shoot and skin a moose becoming president, an icon of the American dream. And she is white (believe me, if she was black she would not have this appeal, nor would she have been chosen).
Well, I hope America is ready, the future of the world depends on it.
Wow! It’s been so long since I’ve heard any “grownup talk” in politics. How much do you want to bet McCain is going to keep hurling adolescent insults around? Since today’s Republicans do like to hypocritically go on about honesty and character, now Obama just needs to shine a bit of light on McCain’s role in the Savings and Loan scandal. Keeping on the high road, he doesn’t need to explicitly say anything about his character; just let those facts speak for themselves.
Thank you. I really do use you as my reference for all things on TV. All my news is from articles in papers so this makes me feel like I am not missing out on much.
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