Friday, August 1, 2008

McCain's Sense of Humor

It's clear that John McCain's virtuous character has vanished. Compare what his campaign manager Rick Davis and he expressed just a few short months ago to what he said today!

First off, to give McCain credit, here's the March statement from the memo distributed by Davis in early March. I quote:

"It is critical as we prepare to face off with whomever the Democrats select as their nominee, that we all follow John's lead and run a respectful campaign focused on the issues.... Throughout the primary election we saw John McCain reject the type of politics that degrade our civics, and this will not change." The memo continued: "overheated rhetoric and personal attacks" only serve to "distract" us, and that it was imperative that the campaign hold itself "to the highest standards."

What happened? I'll tell you simply. The Karl Rove school of dishonesty team was hired in to run the campaign and ethics flew out the window.

Let me remind all clearly that Senator Obama was expressing his tongue in cheek sense of humor when he said that none of the presidents on American currency look like him. He was clearly NOT playing the race card. He was simply commenting in hopes of bringing a smile and a laugh to the Springfield, Missouri audience. At least, my fellow citizens in Southwest Missouri clearly saw the statement for exactly what it was. Apparently, Sen. McCain isn't quite as smart as we Ozarkians.

McCain couldn't wait to tell reporters at his gathering today that he's just having "fun" with his attack ads, expressing his sense of humor. Yuck it up, good old boys! It's a damn shame that a man like McCain, with fine character in the recent past, has decided to sell his soul to unethical strategists during the presidential campaign.

Come on, Senator McCain! By embracing dishonesty and Rovian attack strategy, you have placed yourself among those who do not deserve to serve in this honorable office. It's time that you and your campaign team stop making a mockery of the greatest democracy on Earth.

I, among so many others, am proud to say that our candidate, Barack Obama, continues to take the high ground, with new ideas that will bring positive change to American and to the world.

My advice to you, Senator McCain, is to try to regain your previously respected position in America by distancing yourself from those who clearly encourage your moral downfall. Do yourself and America a favor. Fire your corrupt, unethical, and clearly un-American campaign team, and, again, become a humble servant of this great country.


Anonymous said...

McCain lost to Bush in 2000 because of lies spread by the Rove tactics and he will be defeated by using the same tactics in 2008 because we, the people can see through them now, having spent 8 years being lied to by this administrtion. We have had enough of lies and distortions. Seems the stuffed shirt has turned into an empty suit. IO voted for McCain in 2000. This isn't the McCain I voted for. Obama '08

troutbirder said...

I would never have believed that the sleezy campaign tactics of Rove & Co. could get any lower than in 04 but I fully expect this years to be even worse. "Minnesota nice" will surely take a beating in this years senatorial race here as Coleman, who will do or say anything to get elected is up for reelection.

marvin d said...

Amen, Greg!