politics: speak out and remove all doubt
I’m trying not to be all political, but it is getting harder to filter through the news. Via IM and other sources, I get the notion that McCain was trying to pull out of the debate that was scheduled for tonight, while Obama wasn’t going for it. Tonight would be the 48th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate–between Nixon and Kennedy–and their camp doesn’t think they can multi-task enough to deliver their amazing ideas on fixing the economy and crush Obama on national television? Come on John…
Keep your mouth shut and wave the flag. Period. That is the McCain-Palin campaign in a nutshell.
That’s what it looks like to me, and I’m barely even paying attention. I admit that most of the blogs I read are fairly queer and liberal, so it’s no shock that the Republicans often draw the short straw in their eyes, but this time around it’s really something else! I’m sort of used to the Democrats running a good race, but along the way doing whatever they can to come up second. This campaign though, it looks like the Republicans stole an old playbook of the Dems and are really trying to tank it… and they don’t even seem to notice.
Even if the debate does happen tonight, I’d like to think that I have better things to do on a Friday night. I don’t, of course, but I’d like to think that I do! In the era of DVR and YouTube, I doubt they’re going to suffer at all from airing it on a relatively dead night for television.
Also just wondering: if people aren’t dropping everything to run out and buy the cars, cologne, hair & skin care products, appliances, couture, booze, underwear, fitness equipment, cell phones, jewelry, etc. that celebrities endorse… why does the media get all up in arms when a celebrity goes on record with their political endorsement? Does (should) anyone really care who a singer, actor, or talk show host is voting for? That’s more of a news complaint than a political one, but until weather, gas and money were concerns, politics was all the media had to report about!