Why Honesty Counts
by SovSov, Sat Apr 26, 2008 at 06:14:51 PM EDT
After 20 debates, a good number one on one, and what we saw with the last debate, we all know what these debates are really for. If a "learning" experience was the goal we wouldn't have spent half the last debate talking about such horrendous dribble. Was there something we needed to know about Tuzla? Flag pins? Whether Wright was a patriot? A Weatherman? NO!!!! You know it, Clinton knows it, and we all know why debates are being asked for. This is why tacticians, and some supporters, will never be able to change minds - this is nothing more than dishonest discourse.
This late in the game, with the score being what it is, Hillary and her supporters are praying, every hour of the day, for a gaffe and a fumble. What HRC needs is some type of implosion. The biggest break, Wright, just didn't do it. The Weatherman thing, just makes most people shake their head - Obama was 8 years old when Weathermen were active.
Thus, this desire to debate under the pretext of "educating" the electorate is pure dribble. Hillary knows it, her supporters know it, and the entire world knows it.
I don't behoove supporters or candidates for playing hard for the gaffe or the fumble. Yet, it really is sad when people try to hide their intentions behind "we all benefit from seeing the candidates debate issues important to the American public." That is nothing short of a lie. It is this type of campaigning which drives people nutty. When someone says "as far as I know" it is worthy of a snicker.
Today, it was put best by a die-hard Clinton supporter, upon observing her tactics, when he stated "At the end of the day, all she had to do was open her mouth for me not to believe her," Louis-Dreyfus said.
So fight, and fight hard for the debates. Just don't lie about why you want them. It makes you look silly, dishonest, and yes, pathetic. If Hillary was ahead, you would be fighting tooth and nail not to allow a fumble. And your opponents would respect you for it. Don't go down in flames with such a pathetic whimper better known as dishonesty. It would be far more honest to say "we need to get this free advertising and to show that Obama is a whimp." Yes, you need to show you can kick his ass on the stage...that is respected. Otherwise, your lying.