I like John McCain.
I liked him in 2000, and I think many can agree that the world would be a much different place underÂ McCain for the past eight years.
But Sarah Palin scares me. I mean, she actually makes me cringe with real fear. This is not funny “Blair Witch” fear, but “Arachnaphobia” fear; “The Shining” fear. I can feel her coming at me with an ax saying “Hereeeeeee’s Alaska!”
People criticized Matt Damon for his remarks about Palin.
But listen to what he’s saying. I’m not saying I agree with him 100 percent, but he makes a valid point.
I’m a registered independant, and not a partisan member of any party or paid subscriber of any ideology.
What in the world was John McCain thinking when he picked a seeming obscure governor or the most obscure state in the country? With a record of corruption? Who can’t name an American newspaper? Who thinks the media exists to play “gotcha games” and trick people?
I don’t care that she’s a woman. I don’t care about that at all.
What I saw on Saturday Night Live last night, and indeed what we’ve all seen for the last eight years is a real man, a good man who all Americans can respect if not always agree with. We are missing that in this country. Really, we’ve been missing that for more than 50 years.
When did it become unpatriotic to disagree? When did it become foolish to respect your enemies? When did it become stupid to like a president you can disagree with? My God did Edward R. Murrow accomplish nothing?
What did I see on SNL last night? I saw a man who can take a joke. I saw a man who can play along and laugh while still looking you in the eye.
I saw a candidate who actually took part in a SNL skit, as opposed to his running mate a few weeks ago who basically just stood there and twirlled her hair.
We can’t overlook the running mate situation any longer. John McCain is going to lose on Tuesday in large part because of Sarah Palin. John Kerry lost in 2004 in large part because John Edwards couldn’t carry either Carolina. If he picked Dick Gephardt, he would have carred Ohio and won. Al Gore lost because Joe Lieberman couldn’t bring in a single state that the Democrats weren’t already going to win. One of George H. W. Bush’s downfalls was his unpopular a vice president.
America needs a strong leader, a maverick, and a man (or woman) with balls. We need a real energy plan that will ween us off foreign oil and create countless thousands of good, quality jobs in the wind, solar and other environmentally friendly, domestic sources.
We don’t need “drill baby drill.” You’re wrong on that too, Senator McCain.
But mainly, we don’t need a vice president who actually scares us more than Dick Cheney.
Oh, and Ben Affleck is da bomb.