Saturday, September 27, 2008

Underwhelming and bumbling

Were you as underwhelmed by Obama and McCain as I was last night? McCain came off as an old uncle telling war stories to his nephew.  "I was there when we landed at..."  Obama was very stiff and seemed quite uncomfortable. Almost unfriendly, if that word applies here.  And he kept on trying to interrupt McCain in mid-sentence, which I found annoying.  I may not have agreed with McCain's position, but I think Obama made a mistake by not letting him finish. He was argumentative and seemed primed for a fight.  McCain didn't take the bait. As for the content of what they said, it would be quite easy to put Obama's words into McCain's mouth and you wouldn't know who said what.  But it's not about what you say, on TV it's how you look when you say it. Clearly neither candidate was very impressive, IMHO.

Then there's the continuing saga of "Sarah puts her foot in her mouth."  She told Katy Couric that she is qualified on foreign affair issues because Russia can be seen from her house.  So if I live near the ocean does that make me a marine biologist?  Is that the best she can come up with?  She told Couric that she didn't have a passport until 2006 because she wasn't a rich kid who could travel through Europe with a backpack.  

"It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there, they are right next to our state."

And Mrs. Palin, exactly what role does the governor of Alaska have in making that decision?  

None, as in ZERO!

McCain would do himself and his chances of election a favor by dumping Mrs. Palin and replacing her with someone much more capable.  

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