Sunday, September 7, 2008

I Don't Think I Would Have Had a Response Either...

Up until recently, I haven't been able to see a viable candidate in this year's election other than Barack Obama. Over the last 2 months, my view point has changed. It doesn't necessarily mean I'm a McCain supporter and I can tell you that in all honesty I don't know which way I'll vote.

Why can't we have a conglomerate or maybe even a genetically engineered mutant cyborg president built from the good parts of all the candidates. Could you imagine a candidate with Ron Paul's Ideas, Obama's Voice, and McCain's Stubborn Resolve?

Just as long as they don't use John Edwards Privates....hahahahaha...

Take this for what it's worth. I don't advocate or negate it. I'm just posting it because it's hilarious... I would not want to have been that reporter...


PerfectMomentProject said...

Hey, I was enjoying a great weekend without the conventions and you went and ruined it...
What about football? This is the first day of that other season, you baseball guys...

Thought you might like this new Perfect Moment. I'm not Brett Favre, but ...

fielderschoice said...

OK, I'll bite ... I would have wanted to be that reporter because I disagree with Newt Gingrich about Palin. I really don't think that being a mayor of a small-town and then governor of Alaska for 1.5 years qualifies someone to be President. This is especially true with someone from Alaska, which has much different priorities than the other 49 states. I'm amazed that more people aren't concerned (like I am) about Palin's ties to an Alaskan separatist party and her husband's membership in that party.

But Palin really isn't the big issue. The issue for me is that McCain actually picked her. That really turns me off to McCain. Why? Because it was an impulsive decision that was done with little or no planning or vetting of Palin. He also undermined the one good argument that he had for being elected. He is right when he says that he has more experience than Obama, and I can see why that makes him an attractive candidate. But by picking Palin, isn't he saying that he thinks that she is qualified to be President? And if he thinks that she has enough experience, then surely he thinks that Obama (an accomplished U.S. Senator for 3.5 years and a member of the legislature of one of the biggest states in the union before that) is qualified.

So if experience is off the table as an issue, then I don't see any compelling reason left to support McCain. I certainly wouldn't support him on the issues, since I think the country needs a major change in direction from the last 8 years under Bush.

Picking Palin hasn't helped the value of McCain's eTopps card either, still $30 less than Obama :)

jv said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but only 8 Vice Presidents have ever become President under the Tyler Precedent.

All 8 of them were in the incidence of death:

John Tyler, following the death of William Henry Harrison in 1841
Millard Fillmore, following the death of Zachary Taylor in 1850
Andrew Johnson, following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865
Chester Alan Arthur, following the assassination of James Garfield in 1881
Theodore Roosevelt, following the assassination of William McKinley in 1901
Calvin Coolidge, following the death of Warren G. Harding in 1923
Harry Truman, following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945
Lyndon B. Johnson, following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963

And only one instance under the 25th amendment which was initiated into the US Consitution in 1967:

Gerald Ford, following the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974

There have been other times when the 25th ammendment has been invoked but, it has been sporadic, shortlived, and always in the event of the possibility of the president's incapacitation. I was surprised to learn that it was not invoked during the Reagan assassination attempt.

Experience isn't off the table, I just don't think it's fair to compare the two. Palin might be President one day if McCain is elected. Obama will be president if Obama is elected.

The Democratic ticket is upside down. If Biden were the Presidential Candidate and Obama were the Vice Presidential Candidate we wouldn't be having this discussion.

fielderschoice said...

Have you noticed how old McCain is? It's not like he's applying to be an usher at a baseball stadium (which is what I decided that I want to do when I retire). He wants the job that comes with more stress than any other in the world. I'm really not confident that he'd make it 4 years (and if he does, I don't think he'd be mentally competent enough to do a good job). But anyway, we now know that McCain thinks that Palin can handle the job of President. So it should be obvious that he thinks the same of Obama. He took the "experience" argument off the table.