Posted tagged ‘elections’

Is McCain fit to lead?

September 14, 2008

While the U.S. media focuses on debunking the ever-increasing pile of stinking lies, misinformation and half-truths spewing from the McCain campaign,  they seem to ignore the over-arching question of whether John Sidney McCain III is fit to lead the U.S. in the twenty-first century.  The media allows itself to be distracted with dicussions of whether Sarah Palin was a good choice because she “energized the Republican base” and obsesses about “lipstick on a pig.”

It takes a major newspaper across the Atlantic to ask the really big questions.  is John McCain fit to lead?  Furthermore, what does McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his VP running mate say about his fitness to lead the U.S. in the twenty-first century?  (more…)

So last century …

February 24, 2008

Oops, Nader wants to do it again

Today on Meet the Press, looking gaunt and showing every one of his 73 years, Ralph Nader told Tim Russert that he was going to run for president yet again.  His reason, the two “business parties” (translation:  Republicans and Democrats) should not “own” the voters and he would offer a “choice.”

Eight years after he proclaimed that there was “no difference” between Gore and Bush, he still will not admit that he has been proved wrong about that.  Eight years later after he helped tip the election to GWB, the country faces economic collapse, there is neverending war in Iraq and Afghanistan and ordinary Americans face job insecurity, rising prices on gas and groceries, and a shredded safety net.  But Nader won’t admit that things would have been different under a Gore administration. (more…)