Multiple Enthusiasms

Infinite jest. Excellent fancy. Flashes of merriment.

In which I admire the restraint of Barack Obama

Because, seriously, I’m not sure I would have been able to hold back from striding onto that stage and, after McCain’s first response, looking the camera dead in its little electronic eye and saying:

“You’re serious? You’re really not sure whether to vote for this guy or for me? You’ve noticed he’s got a notebook full of letters three feet high because otherwise he can’t remember what he wants to say and they’re not big enough for him to see? You don’t see right through his pathetic ploys to dead soldiers, which he trots out during every media interview he engages in?

Look: I want to help you. I want to cut your taxes and get us through these difficult times. I’m a better candidate because I care about you.

But if you don’t realize that, I can’t help you.

I want to help you, but I can’t if you won’t let me.”

Because seriously, tonight’s debate confirmed all my suspicions. If McCain isn’t completely senile he’s simply incompetent.


  1. I didn’t see it quite like that but Obama did do a better job then McCain.

    My mom is starting to consider Obama which is good.

    I think one thing people forget about when it comes to the presidency is that it’s not the presidents job to be a expert in everything; it’s his job to delegate people who are experts at the things the president lack experience in. I think McCain would choose people who just had views he liked but Obama would pick people who disagreed with him so long as they knew what they were doing and would do what’s best.

    Did McCain look like he had a pound of make up on to you?

  2. I think my biggest problem was the sarcasm and downright completely unprofessional attitude that McCain eventually took on. Snarky, condescending comments and the expression “I don’t think Obama understands….” It absolutely disgusted me to see the way he was acting.

    Have I mentioned that I’ve already applied for a job in Canada?


  3. Was McCain scared to look Obama in the eye? Who knew what respect I had for the man would be so quickly shredded.

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