The McCain Post That Almost Scared This Undecided Voter Enough To Commit To Obama!

20 Aug

I’m an undecided voter.  Full disclosure, I’m someone who’s always gone for the Democrats in Presidential Races.  But, I’ve also always liked John McCain, although I’m not sure I know entirely why.

Mostly, I feel like this is a really important election and America’s challenges are so big that we ALL need to break out of our left-right, liberal-conservative thinking.  I think that we all need to really give full consideration to who we are going to chose to get us out of George W. Bush’s mess.  If that means me voting for a Republican presidential candidate for the first time, so be it.

So, I’m trying really hard to stay open to John McCain.  I’ve been telling everyone that for me it’s going to come down to the debates.  And I still stand by that.

But, today I read this commentary from Jack Cafferty at cnn.com:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/18/cafferty.mccain/index.html

Yikes!  It all came back to me.  The last two times out, we as a nation voted for the guy we’d prefer to have a beer with.  What did that get us?  A president who is not intellectually curious.  We got a guy who’s no deep thinker.

Certainly, it’s good to know what you believe.  But, as president, it’s even better if you can learn and adjust your assumptions and beliefs based on the facts as they are rather than bending the facts to fit your personal truth.

John McCain was almost last in his Navy class of approximately 900 cadets.  He seems like a guy who’d be fun to have a beer with.  I really am going to try to stay open to him.  After all, the world is full of people who didn’t do well at school and did great things in life.

Still, I can’t shake the feeling that Barack Obama is simply the smarter guy.  Clearly he’s curious and seems to think things through.  It would be good to have a true smart guy (or gal) back in the White House.  Certainly, America could use some truly brainy leadership right now.

The way I’m feeling right now, maybe I’ll vote for Obama and toast McCain at my local bar…

Nope!  I’m going to stay openminded.  That’s my pledge to you, America!

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3 Responses to “The McCain Post That Almost Scared This Undecided Voter Enough To Commit To Obama!”

  1. Paulette August 20, 2008 at 11:31 pm #

    Full Contact – I am enjoying your blog. Very thoughtful and interesting!

    Thanks for stopping by letustalk.wordpress.com

    P.S. Please observe McCain closely he is not trustworthy.

    I want to continue living in the U.S. I fear I will have to move to Europe if McCain becomes president.

    Cheers!

  2. tidewaterjackson August 21, 2008 at 1:17 am #

    Thanks very much, Paulette. And here I was thinking no one was actually reading any of this.

    Really appreciate your kind words & enjoy Europe (if you end up having to go)!

    All the best,
    Tidewater J

  3. Paulette August 21, 2008 at 1:54 am #

    Hi Tidewater – I’ve ‘added’ you. I look forward to reading your thought-provoking entries daily!

    I don’t think I will have to practice my Queen’s English just yet.

    Cheers! 🙂

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