Friday, October 17, 2008

McCain at Sunset

Although I am a staunch Obama supporter, I don't despise John McCain. I remember how much I used to admire him.

I read this article this morning and thought it to be beautifully written. It pays tribute to the John McCain who used to be, and speaks of how unfortunate his situation is at present. I'm glad Mr. Barnicle wrote this piece. Take a look at it, won't you?


11 comments:

Suzan said...

Thanks for the link. I actually used to be a fan of John McCain. I thought him admirable and I loved the fact that he ran in the face of the "party" line. Originally, my biggest objection to him was his stance on the war in Iraq. Obviously, my list of objections at this point is a long one that ends with his choice for VP.

Anya said...

I was willing to listen to a John McCain supporter up until the day he selected his VP running mate. It's been downhill ever since and it makes me sad.

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Sean said...

I've never been a fan of any political figure - but I would have taken McCain in 2000. But now his own party seems less interested in him and more in his running mate - McCain's decline is overshadowed by Palin's gun waving antics. Even if McCain wins, this is a sad end for a story.

Guenveur in Kent said...

You've read it here: I think that McCain has deliberately decided to throw the election by choosing such an absurd VP. He could see what was coming with the economy and couldn't just say, "I quit", and didn't want to deal with the mess which his own party has created. I wouldn't have voted for him anyway, but there are still some people who will, I guess.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

hi Nancy, i find your election facinating, it seems such a hyped up exercise, almost like a Hollywood event, ours is still far more political issue/party based and seems less about the front man.
The lady I made my quilt for is another lovely Lutheran lady as well...just a world away from your life. Tracey

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I love Barnicle! I'm not up for screen reads right now but I heard an excerpt from this on the News yesterday. I couldn't agree more.

SallyB said...

It's a shame that the Hofstra debate devolved into a tit-for-tat over who associated themselves with whom when most of us care more about paying our bills than Bill Ayers and replaying the old culture wars of 40 years ago.

I want to know what the plans are to fix the economic mess left by the Bush administration. I want to know that I can safely retire from my career in four and a half years with something resembling a decent quality of life. I want to know how I am expected to care for my health when it's costing more and more out-of-pocket expenses just to do so. And I am sure that I am not alone in wanting some answers to these problems.

I smell Karl Rove behind these ridiculous attacks on Obama. Divide and conquer has been their strategy for hanging on to power, but people don't seem to be falling for that this time, not with watching their 401(K)'s disappear and watching their home values plummet and watching their paychecks eroding steadily. So is this economic meltdown our long awaited "October Surprise"? If so, it's playing right into the Democrats advantage.

T-minus 17 days and counting until election day.......

DPUTiger said...

I watched McCain on Letterman on Thursday night and said to my husband "Where has this guy been for the last year?" That was a McCain I could respect. Sense of humor, straightforward ... until Dave started turing the conversation towards the campaign, then he morphed back into Angry Old Man and I was once again happy that the election is less than three weeks away. Thanks for pointing out the article. Good read!

ProclaimingSoftly (PSanafter-thought) said...

Thanks!

debijeanm said...

Thanks. I, too, had a lot of respect for the "old" McCain. The only glimmer I've had of him in the last year was when he told the lady that Obama was not an Arab. You can almost pinpoint the day that the Rove /Cheney puppetmasters got their hands on his strings. Although even the old McCain was too conservative for me to vote for, I certainly could have been content with him as president. Now? No way, no how.