by SevenStrings, Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 01:14:35 PM EDT
I have had enough !
Do you know why the polls are closing ? Do you know why this election is not a landslide ??
It is because you, dear progressive reader, make silly character assassinations on Sen. McCain. And because Sen. Obama's campaign appears to be suffering from the spillover effects. Rule #1 about character assassinations: do not make one unless you can make it stick.
I am referring to the constant streams of "McSame" and "McBush", and "100 years of war with Islam" and "too old", and "he is mean to women", and "out of touch" etc. etc.
Do you know why those accusations do not stick ?
(a) Because Sen. McCain is a war hero
(b) Because Sen. McCain is (perhaps) the most famous POW in history
(c) And because Sen. McCain chose a "black" daughter... of his own free will!
She is the one on the left, in case you have trouble spotting her. She is really from Bangladesh...in all likelihood her birth parents are Muslim. Sen. McCain's wife picked her (and another girl who was adopted by a friend) from Mother Theresa's orphanage. Those of you who remember South Carolina in 2000 may recall her as being an issue: Sen. McCain had, or so we were told, bastarded a black child.
That accusation stuck amongst the Republican primary voters in South Carolina.
Do you really think the general public has forgotten ?
There is only one way to defeat a decorated war hero ~ sing poems praising his characters, and then attack his policies.
You could ask President Clinton how that is done. That is exactly what he did in 1996... against another decorated war hero. Perhaps you remember the results ~ the confirmed draft dodging, womanizing, potsmoking tax and spend liberal beat the crap out of the decorated war hero who was promising to cut taxes.. and it wasn't even close! Sen. Clinton, if you recall, was singing ballads praising Sen. McCain.. you probably thought she was out of her mind, didn't you !!
Oh wait, I forgot... the "Clintons" are a source of trouble, not of inspiration!!