Tuesday, October 07, 2008

No Game Changer, Obama Still Leads

The second Presidential Debate is over. An hour and a half of my life gone that I'll never get back.

Sen. John McCain needed to be aggressive on the character issue, had to challenge the tax decrease for 95% of workers promise, had to show some heart. He didn't do it, none of it. Spin it all you want, John McCain blew it because these things are all about perception.

Sen. Barack Obama needed only to look reasonable, respectful, non-arrogant. He did that. Still an empty suit windbag, though. And I want to know what the difference is between his policies and those of Marx and Lenin.

I think we saw why Senators seldom get to the finals of Presidential campaigns. They are boring because they are far too polite in their debate. But, that's what Senators do. Governors make better Presidential candidates because they are on offense most of the time.

At one time, John McCain was a warrior and I honor that with all my heart. John McCain has lost his heart for the fight. Debate in the deliberative Senate is fencing, it's pistols at thirty paces, it's double or nothing on the turn of the card, or roll of the dice. Presidential campaign debates are drunken brawls. Neither candidate is willing to do that, but Obama will bring a blade to a word fight.

McCain has been in the Senate too long to fight like a candidate for the office of President of the United States of America. Obama has spent barely any time at all in the Senate. He is still fresh from the streets of Chicago politics where anything and everything is allowed. Except truth. Truth is not allowed.

I really hope John watches the post-game film and learns a thing or two. There's not much time left.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Tom C said...

I had to get up and walk away.
He doesn't seem to want to hit the ball.

Indigo Red said...

I hears ya, Tom. The facts just don't matter now. John won't swing at the damned ball.

Mike H. said...

Sorry to hear about the time warp Indigo. Is there a chance that you can kick it in reverse and reclaim the lost minutes? ;)

dcat said...

I was at the range!

Guess what was my target!