Wednesday, September 24, 2008

[The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind] Run and Hide!

It's going to be fun watching the political right of this nation try to spin McCain's begging for a suspension of campaigning to "focus on the economy."

I don't think anyone sees this as anything other than a political gimmick, and if you do, well... stop and ask yourself what relevant committees either of these two candidates are on which would require them to be in Washington to discuss the creation of this bailout legislation?

Also, wouldn't you think that the American people deserve to hear from their potential president as to how he will personally go about solving this economic crisis in an open debate?

Also, wouldn't you want a president who is capable of multitasking in this day and age rather than one who requires that the population acquiesce to the fact that he is clearly only capable of handling one thing at a time?

Really, people. McCain is in panic mode, and freaking out over something which is out of his control and, thankfully, in the hands of others whose job it is to actually deal with. All he has to do is show up and vote (which, strangely enough, he hasn't done much of to begin with. In fact, McCain has the worst attendance of any senator --even the one who suffered a brain hemorrhage).

Seriously. It's a ninety minute debate, and it's a perfect opportunity to talk about the economy. It's a shame McCain is acting with such blatant cowardice. And, if he tries to suspend the Vice Presidential debates, that's going to be even more pathetic.


Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 9/24/2008 10:01:00 PM


  1. As Letterman just said, "Don't get me started." Also, as Letterman--and I'm proud to be a fellow alum of the fabulous Ball State University--just said, if you want to go to DC and deal with this crisis, you don't just "suspend" your campaign. That's when you turn it over to your trusted running mate. Aye...there's the rub.

    If McCampaign tries to put off the VP debates over this, I swear to God, I'm going to riot in the streets. Even if it's just me out ranting in our rural road, I'm going to riot! They dare not!


  2. That Letterman bit just cracked me up.  When he showed the Couric interview, my jaw just hit the floor.  McCain blew off Letterman with a lie about returning to Washington to prance before Katie Couric...  On the same freakin' NETWORK!  

    Anyway, I'll riot with you on a rural road.  I'll bring a six-pack....  better make it twelve.  


  3. It's party time!  Anyone else want join Dan and Beth? (I invited myself, but they both seem to be of "The More the Merrier"stuff>)

  4. Sweet! Looks like I can add "inciting a riot' to my resume! Does 3 people count as a riot? Make it 4--I'm sure Ken will be up for it. Looks like we'd better go with a keg. ;)