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At this point, McCain would have to walk on water, and perform two other scientifically verified miracles right in front of me, before I would vote for his ticket.

It's not his policies. I actually agree with about half of them. It's not his age, though his relative mortality is a worry. It's not that he's a Republican. I actually had a lot of respect for McCain until this last year, and I currently rather like my state's Republican governor.

No, the reason that I cannot envision voting for McCain/Palin is that their campaign has devolved into disrespectful, dishonorable, unfounded character attacks. It's gotten so ugly that a rally with Sarah Palin now sounds like a mob getting whipped up into a racist/McCarthyist hateful froth. It's so bad that even McCain had to defend Obama at one of his own rallies. I had regained a bit of respect for McCain for that, except then he later went on to repeat the terrorist link allegations, and that Obama had Socialist (implying communist) policies.

Palin is unapologetic about getting folks worked up at her rallies, without stopping them when they get to yelling that Obama is a (Muslim / Communist / Terrorist). She uses Obama's middle name as a weapon to try to strengthen the terrorist association in weak minds. (Never mind that Hussein is about as common as Smith, as names go in this world.) Palin works with Fear and Anger. And, to a letter extent, so does McCain.

I used to respect McCain, but I really, really disrespect his choice in campaign tactics. His choice in running mates has shown to me just how unfortunate his judgement is. I have no respect for Palin. In fact, I fear her getting anywhere near the oval office. She sounds too much like the old films to me. The ones they used to play in the 50's and 60's, as a warning about How Bad Governments Form.

I probably wouldn't vote for McCain even if it were just him, due to how he has run his campaign. But there is no way in hell that I'm going to help Sarah Palin get anywhere near to becoming President.

America is supposed to be about dreams, ingenuity and spirit, NOT about fear.

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traveller_blues
Oct. 21st, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
Just remember: Cylons. *nod*
(Assuming you've seen the picture).

-Trav
jeran
Oct. 21st, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
What gets to me about McCain's campaign is that he doesn't seem bothered so much by the attitudes his supporters are displaying as by the fact that it all being up on national TV is hurting his campaign. That to me speaks of a deceptive agenda, and I don't want that in the White House.
revar
Oct. 21st, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
I honestly doubt that the term agenda is quite right for the situation. I think it's just that he's gotten swept up in the "win at any cost, we'll sort it out after the election" attitude of his party's leaders. And I really loathe that attitude.
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doodlesthegreat
Oct. 21st, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
That's the best description I've heard so far.
the_twf
Oct. 22nd, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Electoral...
wordslinger
Oct. 22nd, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
McCain seems to be living on his very own private planet, while Palin exemplifies the very worst of the uber-Christian uber-right-wingers. The remark about "real Americans" was pretty disgusting, too.
kairee
Oct. 22nd, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
I still can't get over the (irrational?) fear that this whole endeavor is designed to get McCain into office, where many are quite sure that he will not survive to end of term. Thus, putting Palin into the most powerful position in the country.

And thus begins the true reign of terror, when one considers that Palin would be an ultraconservative, Dominionist, female president. If that comes to pass, we don't even know the MEANING of the word terrorism.
traveller_blues
Oct. 22nd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Offtopic, but...
...happy birthday batbat! :)
credendovides
Oct. 23rd, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
My biggest fear out of all this is that Obama will be elected, and assassinated during his term, or possibly even before his term. While that possibility was always out there with racism still unfortunately rampant in some areas, I think that the McCain campaign is just making it more likely by getting people riled up.
kairee
Oct. 24th, 2008 09:44 am (UTC)
There are quite a number who think that neither Obama nor McCain will survive their full term.

So they're counting on the VP's. Palin as President is an accepted nightmare. Biden... well, he at least knows what he's talking about, even if he doesn't know when to stop talking in the first place.
zefel
Oct. 24th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
If Palin was chosen to get the "women's vote" it's failing. Most of the women I talk to won't touch her with a 10 foot pole.

My father is in his 70's, and I love him, but I wouldn't want HIM running the country at his age. To the founding fathers, 45 was a senior citizen.

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