Again while watching the CNN coverage of the Democratic convention, I could not help but notice McCain commercials airing during it. What I have noticed was the Karl Rove stamp of approval on each and every one of them. All negative and giving Americans nothing to lift themselves out of eight years of failed economics, failed foreign relations, a war built upon lies, and where so many have lost their jobs and homes.
At the end of each commercial, Senator McCain states that he approves this message. It is about time that Americans say to him, we don’t! Splice as many video feeds together as you want to, Senator McCain showing a discourse between Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama, but we will remember which party spliced through so many hearts leaving only despair for millions of Americans who still do not have adequate health care or none at all.
While no party is perfect in my eyes, what I do see coming from the Democrats are some fearless leaders who at least care for the American people. While some Americans see no light at the end of the tunnel, there are some bright spirits to at least show them there is a light.
When Senator Clinton stated “I want you to ask yourselves: Were you in this campaign just for me?" That touched at the very heart of all of us since an election is more than just one person, but our shared future. According to the AP, “She urged them instead to remember Marines who have served their country, single mothers, families barely getting by on minimum wage and other struggling Americans.” These are exactly the people who have been hurt by the Bush administration and will continue to be under a McCain one, God forbid. I say this because he has voted with Bush’s failed policies time and time again. But the best line delivered by her to her supporters, "You haven't worked so hard over the last 18 months, or endured the last eight years, to suffer through more failed leadership." I especially loved when she said, "No way. No how. No McCain."
Her speech was first class and we needed that after being treated like second class citizens by the Bush administration and their yes-man, John McCain. In fact, during his speech before the convention, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer stated of McCain that he was not a “maverick but a side-kick.”
In one commercial that McCain is using pitting Clinton against Obama which calls into question Obama’s readiness to be commander in chief if that three o’clock in the morning call should come; if I were a Karl Rove type I could use McCain’s infamous temper to counter that.
In reading this Boston Globe article Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi had this to say of McCain, "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine," he stated in a phone call. Cochran then went on to say, “He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me." Originally Cochran endorsed Mitt Romney.
Now, if that three o’clock call should come, and if McCain were president, the only ad I can think of using is the infamous Daisy Ad. The ad ends by stating, “Vote on November 3rd, because the stakes are too high.”
There are many other articles citing his temper and do we need a man quick to anger holding the nuclear codes?
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