We know McCain can’t run on issues
That’s a given – even by his own camp but what do you do when you can’t run on issues?
You run a Democratic primary race! Simple, eh?
When the American voter wakes up in the next few weeks and realise what they really have on offer: George Bush again, or Barack Obama, I can only see the presidential race going one way – but I am not an American voter. I can’t even get my head around what the American voter thinks like – they are a, shall we say, funny breed.
You have, realistically, a choice of two people. The others in the race don’t get any air-time because the American media deems them as an irrelevance. Completely wrong to do so, but we are talking about America here – so we have John McCain and Barack Obama.
John McCain has turned his back on everything that was good about him and adopted everything that George Bush is – and is running a presidential race on that.
Then you have Barack Obama who is running his own race with a real possibility of change and hope for the American people Something NOT George Bush or John McCain – but that is by the by to the American voter – it seems, and I could well be wrong, as long as the man making the claim to be the best to send US citizens into battle will get the vote – what is up with that!?
Not only is John McCain running a race that encapsulates all that is Bush – he doesn’t tell anyone that this is the case – he just adopts Hillary Clinton’s stance of attacking Barack Obama. So we have a new primary race.
John McCain keeps the Iraq surge question open. All this is about Obama’s judgement – but it is obvious that Obama has better judgement because he was the one to say that Iraq was no threat and under an Obama presidency 4000 + American servicemen and women would be at home with their families. How is that bad judgement?
McCain even politicises the recent Georgia/Russia conflict. As far as I saw Obama came out and said almost exactly the same as McCain, so is McCain questioning his own judgement there> Well no – because McCain would have ratcheted up the ante and put the whole world on a war footing.
Judgement isn’t about going to war – it is about stopping war and not starting one in the first place. Iraq wants US troops out of Iraq – they have said that and as a sovereign nation they have that right – McCain will keep the US troops there no matter what, that, my friends, isn’t a liberating invasion – it is out and out occupation.
What then – as devil’s advocate – do the US do if Iraq then begins to ask the UN and her new found allies to rid Iraq of US troops?
There is more to think about than a 3 am call about a situation that is out of your control anyway.
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