Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Couple of Campaign Observations

Here's a couple of things I've noticed about the current U.S. Presidential campaign. There's one for both candidates.

John McCain is supposed to have a feisty disposition; he's supposed to have a temper and when he gets angry and upset says some very colorful things. If this is true, and I have no reason to doubt that it is, where has McCain's disposition been the past eight months? I'm not that big of a fan of McCain, but it would sure have made things a lot more interesting if he was out running around the country spouting some of the things he's said on the Senate floor in the past. From listening to and watching him, I get the impression that he's pretending to be someone he thinks people want him to be instead of just being himself. We're coming up on the two-year mark of this election cycle and I'm kind of sick of it all, but it would have been much more entertaining to watch the past eight months if McCain would have just been McCain (anyone seen the SNL TV Funhouse from 8 years ago with McCain giving a speech supporting W.'s nomination?--hilarious?).

On the other side of the spectrum, should Barack Obama win the Presidential race, he will be the first person to have ever win a Presidential election running against a ghost (the ghost of George W. Bush).

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