Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Presidential Debate

Wow! Did anyone get anything out of that? Undecided voters are now decided - yeah right...No one learned anything last night, and my time was wasted. I was no more enthused with my candidate nor enthused about the other. Again, pretty pitiful that this is the best we've got. For Democrats, Obama is NOT the best they can do. He may be the best shot for victory, but clearly not the best candidate they can offer for the leader of our country. My only moment of chuckles last night was where Obama nearly went down the wrong road. He almost went into the "I know know more about controlling the military/military strategy than you". All I could think of was McCain snapping and channeling Col. Jessep - It would have been something like this.....

McCain: Have you ever spent time in an infantry unit, son?

Obama: No sir.

McCain: Ever served in a forward area?

Obama: No sir.

McCain: Ever put your life in another man's hands, ask him to put his life in yours?

Obama: No sir.

McCain: We follow orders, son. We follow orders or people die. It's that simple. Are we clear?

Obama: Yes sir.

McCain: Are we CLEAR?

Obama: Crystal.

McCain: Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Sen. Biden? I've had a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for health care and you curse the Upper Class. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: That the Iraq War, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you wanted me on that wall. You needed me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I've provided, then questions the manner in which I provided it. I'd prefer you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to.

I took some liberties there to make it applicable. Oh, woe is America...