Who is John McCain, really.


Let’s short-cut this.  John McCain is combative, will do anything to win, and changes his mind on issues so fast you can’t remember what his stand on any one issue is.

He has spent a lot of time in the last few days questioning Barack Obama’s “judgement” (not my words, his). 

However, during the Savings and Loan crisis in the early 1990’s, McCain was involved in a congressional investigation when he and 4 other senators were accused of wrong-doing and impropriety in the Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan scandal.  While he was one of two senators not actually charged with anything officially, he was cited BY THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR HAVING POOR JUDGEMENT.  Yup, it’s true, go check the facts.

This is just one example of how you could say to John McCain, “Pot, I’d like to you meet Kettle”. 

His family comes from the South, in Mississippi where his birthright encompassed the American Civil War and his families right to own slaves for the cotton plantation.  His heritage paints the picture of a family, a typical confederate southern family, who thought it was OK, no, legal, to own slaves.   And they fought for that right.

The men in his family were, somehow, Naval men.  They went to the Naval Academy and as John McCain himself admits, he woud not have qualified for Anapolis if it weren’t for the string his rich southern family could pull to get him there.   His friends at the academy hung around with him only for John’s connections to other rich families.

I feel badly for Obama because he is now a victim of the Republican attack machine and I’m not sure he knows how to handle it.  He has faltered in the polls lately but I believe it is because he is trying to run a clean campaign. 

But mostly, I trust Obmama’s temperament.  McCain flies off the handle regularly, has a bad temper, and will often yell and swear at his staff.  I know Obama would not do that, it’s not him.  I want someone in the White House who doesn’t react from his gut but rather from his head.  McCain’s answer to everything is “attack, attack, attack” and if we can get a war out of it, all the better.  But I trust Barack Obama to think about things from every possible angle and come up with the right answer.

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