Friday, September 12, 2008

Back before the Republican presidential nominee had been determined, our mild-mannered U.S. Senator Thad Cochran had this to say about John McCain:

"The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

To be fair (and balanced), he was backing Mitt Romney at the time and has since endorsed McCain. He is a Republican. His candor regarding McCain needs to be considered carefully, though, by those who still think voting for McCain is a good idea. And my state is full of them.

McCain's running mate sends a cold chill down my spine. In her interview with Charles Gibson last night, it was obvious to me that she had no idea what The Bush Doctrine is. She talked about possibly going to war with Russia and didn't even bat an eyelash. Inserting "Charlie" with every other response she gave was clearly intended to soften the harsh reality of her shockingly shallow grasp of national and international affairs. The woman is clearly in over her head and doesn't have the capacity to realize it or correct it.

The very idea of Mr. Impulsive coupled with Saber-rattling Sarah and all the shenanigans that have been going on in some states to purge voter rolls makes my stomach a little queasy. Lies about Obama are flying fast and furiously and he is so cool and unruffled it's maddening. Doesn't he know he has to fight fire with fire? One of his supporters says he's playing chess while McCain is playing checkers. Bill Clinton says Obama will win it and win it handily. I just hope he's right.

This political junkie may have to give up watching the political talk shows and searching the internet for encouraging news. I've got a terrible case of Red State Blues.

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