Originally Posted by cfell
I haven't attacked the mighty "O"... What I'm wondering is "what does he plan to do TO us? " That, is unclear. That is problematic. What else is "unknown?
Should we be afraid? Should we question?
I would ask the same of John McCain. What does HE plan to do TO us? That is not only unclear, but also ambiguous at best. What plan? Where's he taking us? What's problematic to me, is the lack of mindfulness, that went into his first Presidential decision -- selecting his successor should he become incapacitated in office (at 72 ... very probable that might happen).
If Palin is more qualified to be president than obama, imagine for a moment if she were on the other side of the debate against McCain, her VP debate performance alone suggests he would have eaten her alive; she had nothing substantive to debate with except talking points. Obama, on the other hand, wasn't aggressively attacking, but rather, answered all questions with succinct (and mostly) accurate answers...and frankly flustered McCain at every pass. Palin didn't demonstrate any command of foreign policy or any economic plan...not to mention anything about what the VP's job encompasses.
IMHO, McCain's running mate was chosen to derail the bump from the DNC... which it did effectively, I might add... but it was short sighted, narrow focused, and cancerous to the GOP... look at what's happened within the conservative ranks ever since...... even Romney would have been a better choice.. or a Leiberman... even...
Obama suffers more from out-of-context sound bytes, bloggers' unsubstantiated rants (passed off as fact) and outright fear-mongering contrivance.
It's a sad day in America when you cannot trust any one source of information to be "fair and balanced". It just does not exist today. Too many of us listen to our favorite talking head, believe anything they say as true -- the kicker is: they not only know it, but rely on it to propogate the kind of hate/fear/distrust we're witnessing today. We have become the Lemmings of the 21st Century. We're pathetic.
Do your research folks, trust in your own eyes and ears, and make sure people who feed you opinions as truths can back them up with CREDIBLE FACTS.
I am ashamed of how we've demoralized ourselves this election year. My favorite moment this entire campaign...was at the Alfred E Smith Dinner where John and Barrack HONORED each other.... and in that moment... I SAW TRUTH... for the first time.... shared..between two GENTLEMEN.... that is the humanity... the humility... the graciousness... the genuineness... that has lacked for too long... ...in that moment, I felt good about both of these men. I am saddened that moment passed.