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Old 09-20-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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For a lot of his career I thought John McCain was an honorable, though like most of us, flawed man. Early this year I became an Obama supporter because I honestly think that 4 more years of what we've had will not be good for America. Back then I still thought McCain was different from Bush, but Obama was the better choice.

Lately I've lost all respect for McCain:

1. He wouldn't stand up to Rove in 2000 when Rove ran a "race smear" campaign against him in South Carolina, now he wouldn't stand up to Rove and chose someone qualified to be VP, instead going with the "base" (and I mean that in BOTH possilbe ways) candidate.

2. Everyone makes slips of the tongue, particularly when keeping the travel schedule that a campaign requires. But to continually LIE when anyone with a TV and a Tivo can check on what you're saying shows nothing but CONTEMPT for the American voter.

McCain's campaign has slid into the position of continuing to lie, even after being caught at it. I guess they think they can "blame the liberal media" their way out of it, or they just assume that Americans are so stupid that they'll fall for it.

He's starting to remind me of Cheney going on "Meet The Press" and lying about his former appearances on the same show wherein he had trotted out the "al queda/Hussein connection", the "we know he has WMDs now", and the "last throes of the insurgency" lines. Even when Tim (oh how we miss you!) confronted him with the video he denied it! Yet many on here think Cheney an honorable and truthful man.

I guess the same ones think the same of McCain and Palin.

Most people suspected GW Bush was a liar, but the press was too busy promoting the whole "Al Gore invented the internet" sideshow to actuall investigate Bush's whoppers. We can't afford to ignore McCain's constant lies.

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Old 09-20-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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I am convoluted about whether he is consciously lying.
I think he is an old man and has been through a lot.
That sort of thing takes a toll on both the body and the mind.

He may say things before having them vetted by his handlers.
He is fragile mentally, and this is an important reason why I would not want him as President.
His first reaction to our financial crisis is to fire the head of the SEC, who had his budget cut drastically by Bush in an effort to thwart government inspection and regulation of business. This is a concept McCain has agreed with.

He thought Spain was in Latin America.

I think he has no business in such a complex position that affects so many lives. And Palin could not take up the cudgel for him if he failed.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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I am convoluted about whether he is consciously lying.
I think he is an old man and has been through a lot.
That sort of thing takes a toll on both the body and the mind.

He may say things before having them vetted by his handlers.
He is fragile mentally, and this is an important reason why I would not want him as President.
His first reaction to our financial crisis is to fire the head of the SEC, who had his budget cut drastically by Bush in an effort to thwart government inspection and regulation of business. This is a concept McCain has agreed with.

He thought Spain was in Latin America.

I think he has no business in such a complex position that affects so many lives. And Palin could not take up the cudgel for him if he failed.
I agree.
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