Sowing Division

08Oct08

The New York Times has an Op- Ed up today that agrees with my post of a couple of days ago

It is a sorry fact of American political life that campaigns get ugly, often in their final weeks. But Senator John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have been running one of the most appalling campaigns we can remember.

They have gone far beyond the usual fare of quotes taken out of context and distortions of an opponent’s record — into the dark territory of race-baiting and xenophobia. Senator Barack Obama has taken some cheap shots at Mr. McCain, but there is no comparison. 

In a way, we should not be surprised that Mr. McCain has stooped so low, since the debate showed once again that he has little else to talk about. He long ago abandoned his signature issues of immigration reform and global warming; his talk of “victory” in Iraq has little to offer a war-weary nation; and his Reagan-inspired ideology of starving government and shredding regulation lies in tatters on Wall Street.

But surely, Mr. McCain and his team can come up with a better answer to that problem than inciting more division, anger and hatred. 

I pretty much slapped up the intro and the conclusion of the editorial.  For more, click the link.

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2 Responses to “Sowing Division”

  1. 1 reyhn

    It’s a horrific thought to know how low McCain actually set the bar for political candidates. He almost had my vote until he knocked around his low-par comments and accusations against Obama. A little mudslinging is normal for any election but when you stoop so low, you only make yourself look horrible, McCain. Can’t we at least have more CONVINCING mudslinging?

  2. From what i’m reading, McCain is unhappy such a young an inexperienced whippersnapper like O is doing so well. Also, he is more than a lil intimidated towards O, so his desperation is taking on an over the top “kitchen sink throwing” quality. They really don’t have anything to run on. If it were me I would just go down gracefully and try to salvage my senate career, but it doesn’t look like McCain is in a reasonable place right now.

    Hell, I was interested in McCain myself til just after the primaries. I just liked O more.

    Then, I started noticing that McCain was abandoning more and more of his previous positions.. you know, the ones; those positions that made him so “mavericky” in the first place. Now, the more i read up on his history , the more I don’t like about him. So, he really is doing us all a favor right now by going off the deep end NOW instead of making us wait 2 years while he burns more bridges for the US.


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