July 28, 2008

Loose McCannon

I don't know if you guys are paying attention to the presidential race anymore. It seems like many people are sick of it. I don't blame you if you are; there was a sort of media overdose during the primaries.

McCain seems to be all over the place. Flip flopping for money (he reversed his position on offshore drilling then suddenly got a big donation from oil companies). Making confusing statements about timetables (first decrying the use of the word, then using it himself, then denying he'd used it, then excusing his usage of it). Maybe it appeals to Republicans (because he's polling OK with them) to be all over the place like this.

Or, perhaps they get off on hearing him say that he doesn't support gay adoption. His specific description of why he doesn't support gay adoption really bothered me.

He wouldn't answer a direct question by George Stephanopoulos this weekend, instead repeating robotically that he supports "traditional families" where the child has two parents. But a gay couple can be two parents. Does he mean two biological parents?

He conjured up that unsettling smile, repeated his talking point, and slowed his speech down as if George Stephanopoulos were a developmentally challenged child, or perhaps non-native speaker. You could almost hear him saying "That's not change we can believe in." "I support traditional families, with two parents."

But I can see why so many Republicans are conflicted about this guy. I can also see why he got his "maverick" reputation. They're linked, but not because he's willing to buck his party for principle. No, that's the PR story version. McCain 2008 is a loose cannon, unfettered by principles, rolling across the deck and knocking over anything that gets in its way.

That's not McCain you can believe in.

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Posted by James at July 28, 2008 2:08 PM
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Who? Oh John McCain. The loser of the 2008 elections.

Posted by: Chuck S at July 28, 2008 3:55 PM

I'm just enjoying McCain the Candidate with Experience talking about Czechoslovakia, which hasn't existed for about 15 years or so.

Wait, does it really count, considering he called it Czech_lo_slovakia?

Posted by: Patti M. at July 28, 2008 4:17 PM

Maybe he can bomb them back into existence with nuculer weapons.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at July 28, 2008 4:31 PM

Or the nuclear wessels.

Posted by: Patti M. at July 28, 2008 7:42 PM

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