Endlessly we have endured this campaign, now with less than 40 days left. Recently McCain has sought to make his campaign about “Change”, after having tried Country First, and Straight Talk Express, etc. We all know the glaring policy differences between McCain and Obama. However, for me, the most significant difference is in temperament- Obama radiates cool reserved strength of thought- perhaps too much so at times, when a kick of passion would be nice to see. McCain, it is said, has shown anger bursts throughout his career http://www.johnmccaingry.com/drupal-6.1/node/22
While I have not observed these anger bursts first hand, I have seen the following –
1. Choosing an incredibly poorly vetted VP pick, clearly in qualifications not at all what he said he was looking for++++
2. Saying at the start of this week that the economy is stable, then “suspending his campaign” due to the newly found economic crisis.
3. The refusal to attend the debate unless an agreement is reached on the buyout
4. And then the switcheroo to attend
Think about pivotal times in our recent history- for example, the Cuban missile crisis. Anyone dare to guess how McCain and Obama would have responded? I have no doubt that Obama would surround himself by informed advisors, taking a long term, cautious global view of the situation, and then making a solid decision. I believe Obama’s response would stand the test of time.
McCain- anyone care to guess? How about several contradictory statements in the span of a few days (or hours), a threat of “taking the fight to them over there”-
Even worse- what would Sarah Palin’s response be? Do you beleive today she could even describe the Cuban misslie crisis? (Dana Perino could not earlier this year…)
These are the questions Americans need to ask before November 4.