I support Obama, but I'm not one of those rabid "Obama is a saint, McCain is the devil incarnate" type of guys. I think John McCain has plenty of experience, and really would do a decent job as President if he could go back to being the "maverick" he was back in the 1980s and 90s.
However, it's been between 10 and 20 years since then, and he's changed. I don't think he's ready to let go of the REpublican agenda as President, which I think is what he would have to do in order to be effective.
Well I've never put an election into black and white like that, at this point I guess I'm speaking in every sense of the phrase, but I'm certainly not an Obama groupie or anything so silly.
Obama I can say I believe in, I might even go so far as to call it faith in the man. At some point, politics being as fucked up as it is, you have to have a little faith in someone. The alternative is to assume everyone is bought and corrupted, and then the only thing left is not to vote because it's all doomed to implode anyway.
This is not to say McCain has never done any good, but that's the thing; I think he's a 'maverick' only in name now, not really in action in recent years. His age is not my concern; it's the fact that he's been entrenched in politics for a very long time now and I feel he's long since been compromised. Obama says it time and again, but I really do fear that to elect McCain is to get the 3rd Bush term. Nothing will change.
I guess if you could sum up these opposing campaigns in one word each it would be maverick
, except only Obama feels legit at all to me. Yes he has less political
experience, but his past record indicates the man gives a damn and has the will to try and push for some change in how things are done from the top. My opinion is that his relative lack of time in Washington is highly overblown. I mean, technically the minimum age for the president is 35, last I checked, and obviously at 35 your political history can only be so in-depth. If it's a problem then why
make it that young in the first place?
The president is actually five jobs in one. For example, the commander-in-chief. I think some voters are making the mistake that since McCain has been to war and saw the ass-ugly end of it in a POW camp that it automatically will make him a better commander-in-chief and I'm just not convinced. Draw a line at any angle through the Asian continent and I fear you'll hit at least three countries McCain has a bone to pick with. That we don't need.
I think based on what he's selling, Obama is the real maverick here. So it comes down to what you want. A real maverick in office that means to change some stuff, or a so-called maverick who has lots of experience but no real evidence he's going to try for a significantly different track.
I agree that McCain is going to hold onto the Republican agenda, and a political analyist said it nicely, once the revolution is just in there to hold onto power, it's over. The GOP has had their shot, and they've screwed things more than ever in the past 8 years...it's time for Bush Senior's New World Order to go out with the Old Trash.