Thursday, August 28, 2008

Legit Issue

Politico:

Leahy told Vogel yesterday the media has given McCain a free pass on flubs including mixing up Middle East geography, Shiite and Sunni Muslims, and referring to Russia's relationship Czechoslovakia — a country that hasn't existed for 15 years.

"It was the same way with Ronald Reagan in the last few years he was president," Leahy said, referring to the belief that Reagan experienced early signs of Alzheimer's disease late in his presidency.

As big a Reagan fan as I was, starting around 1986 it was hard to watch. I seem to remember some debate at the time about whether the presidency should have an age limit. If Obama wins, is it really that hard to imagine watching and listening John McCain seven or eight years from now and saying, "Whew, just think if he had won back in 2008"?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, but John McCain was a POW during Vietnam. He should be elected just on that. If he messes up, that's okay. He was a POW in Vietnam.

8/28/2008 9:28 AM  
Anonymous goldhorder said...

HEY! I SENSE SARCASM! DON'T YOU KNOW HE WAS A POW IN VIETNAM! YOU AMERICAN HATING TERRORIST!

8/28/2008 4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware that McCain was in Vietnam. Wasn't he the one who was in a madrassa in Indonesia?

8/28/2008 8:39 PM  
Anonymous goldhorder said...

No...he just thought he was after the waterboarding...maybe he could take that up as a campaign theme. He can promise to bring waterboarding to every police station in America. It is an American virtue now! Everybody could use a bit of waterboarding! Than they can be president too!!! Don't pay your speeding ticket on time? After a few rounds in the tank you'll have a whole new motivation for obeying the state! I think its about time we just except totalitarianism and get on with it.

8/29/2008 3:29 PM  
Anonymous rapier said...

A McCain of ever more limited function is a feature. All that is necessary is a figurehead so the movement people can do what they do. Bush, for all his decider talk has also just been a figurehead. The endless bench of movement people do what they do and he loves it and actually thinks he is making the decisions. It's a beautiful thing. The biggest fear of the movement is that McCain will go maverick sometimes and leave the reservation. The sooner he loses his already limited vitality the better.

8/29/2008 11:05 PM  
Anonymous Thomas Daulton said...

Damn, "rapier", succinct and piercing insight... among the best I've read in months...

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