Monday, August 30, 2004

John McCain, a man.

McCain started out by invoking the memory of FDR, much to the chagrin of Tom Delay, who had to be sedated and hustled out the back of Madison Square Garden. As a matter of fact, none of the Delays, or the Santorums, or any of the other fire-breathing Republicans will be heard from on the podium this week. A kinder, gentler, face of the GOP is now on display. Where have these guys been? I wondered.

McCain stated early on that he didn't doubt the sincerity of his Democratic freinds, and he called them freinds, causing Karl Rove to briefly flash him the finger. ( This will not be reported on Fox News by the way.) The highlight for me, was when he called out Micheal Moore, whipping the crowd into a "four more years" frenzy. The last time that I can remember this many Republican's were this fired up was when the Star report was released in paperback.

"Love is stronger than hate." That reminds me of what some of those war protesters were saying back in the sixties. I'm glad it hasn't gone out of style. And I'm glad John McCain said it. John McCain is a man, the kind of man this country needs. I don't agree with everything he says, but that's ok, because like he said, we are all Americans.


Blogger leftyjones said...

I, too, like John McCain.
I can't help it ......but I must admit that he has lost a little of his fiery -independent-streak-luster during these last few weeks.
After the way he was dispatched by the Bush-Rove Hit Squad in the last election and the manner in which he was treated, he looks a bit like a whipped dog to be talking up the President at this point. Especially because you can still see the hate in his eyes.

If I didn't think that I knew better I would have to surmise that he has been promised something, like support at an 08' run or that Karl Rove has comprimising pictures of him.

As it stands, I can't figure it out other than to say that I do not believe he supports Bush and as a result I'm afraid he's being a bit more of a politician in this event than I would have expected.

12:51 PM  
Blogger RBP said...

McCain is independent, but he is also a good soldier, like Colin Powell. And neither one is willing to go outside the party during an election that is as close as this one. Powell, I believe, will be out of there, if , God forbid, the election goes their way. Hopefully, he'll write an expose detailing the lies that led to war in the first place.
But ultimately, McCain's stock is down. He drank the Kool-aide just like all the Bush apologist. I guess not everyone can have the courage of republican congressman Douglas Berueter of Nebraska, who spoke out against the war in Iraq. Although, he did wait until he announced his retirement.

6:00 PM  
Blogger ALa said...

No boys, it's because McCain is tough on defence...just like Leiberman. He knows that this war can not be trusted to Kerry, and like many others... knows that this is the most important issue of the day.

10:57 PM  
Blogger ALa said...

Why is socialized medicine listed as one of your interests? There will be no swap of a lib for a lib....over my dead body...and I know karate...really I don't, but I can bite really hard...

8:50 PM  
Blogger cheeky monkey said...

I am so upset by McCain-- he has lost nearly all credibility to me. To go from fighting full force with Bush, who lied and slandered McCain ruthlessly (the same tricks Bush and Rove are playing with Kerry now) and then flip and cuddle up like a kicked puppy is beyond me.
I don't care what he was promised, McCain has become the polititian he never seemed to be. Not so much an independent man anymore.

7:22 PM  

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