Republicans playing in the ballpark
I can’t think of any election that has, basically, fought a campaign with nothing. But the Republicans are doing just that – what’s worse is that quite a hefty chunk of the American electorate are taking it on-board. Well no – literally buying into the bullshit.
Bush, McCain, Palin, Cheney are running around playing ball with the repetitive sound-bite – and not saying anything other than Obama is this or that. Still no policy at all from the Republican ticket of Bush and McCain.
As soon as a policy issue is raised – you guessed it – the Republican campaign says you can’t talk about that because it’s really all about Palin’s kids. At what point do you stop and say “Hold on a second – we need to here what you’re going to do…”
Laughably the American voter on the red side doesn’t. They are happy to sit back and act smug and think they know what is going to happen come the election – although they could be right.
It seems to me Americans (Republicans and ‘undecided’) are not that bothered about policy but rather if its a good fight and good TV.
I would have thought that the undecided voter would be the one shouting the loudest about hearing policy – but we are deafened by their silence.
The Republicans are relying on the latent racism of quite a few sectors in US society – that will bring over a few votes because they know that there are still some in the US that will not vote for a “Black” man. You only need to scratch off a little of the veneer and you can see it.
I can see the Republicans becoming blatant if things start to go really wrong for them.