McCain-Palin campaign: R.I.P.

September 26, 2008

John McCain and Sarah Palin: Please stop embarrassing yourselves and our nation.  America deserves better.

Please suspend your campaign immediately and go back to what you were doing before you got yourselves into this mess.   We don’t need to hear from you in the debates.  We know who are you and, frankly, you both scare the cr_p out of us.

It’s time for the McCain-Palin campaign to quietly fade into the sunset.  You and your failed campaign has become too big a distraction in light of all the serious issues facing the nation. 

Conservative pundits as well as the main stream media are rejecting the erratic campaign that you’ve been running while at the same time acknowledging what many of us have known for weeks–Sarah Palin isn’t ready for anything at the level she’s been asked to play–a debate, an interview by the media, a discussion about serious issues, etc.  It’s time to end this. 

If you truly believe in “Country First,” do this for the country.

And, please, whatever you do, don’t replace Palin on the ticket.  It would merely be seen as a “sexist” attack of one of your own.  John McCain–your party made the choice for you and you need to live with it.

John McCain–you aren’t the man I knew back in 2000.   It’s too bad.   Thanks for your service to our country, John.    Sarah Palin–good luck with Alaska and your family.  Sorry you got drug into all this.

Enough!  Vote Obama-Biden in 2008.   Democrat Dave


Sarah Palin is an actress, not a viable VP candidate

September 26, 2008

For those of you who saw the Katie Couric interview last evening, it is all too obvious that Sarah Palin is incapable of being the Vice President.  She’s out of her element. God forbid something happens to John McCain and we have her step up to the Presidential role!

The “Peter principle” suggests that every employee rises to their level of incompetence.  We’re there folks with Sarah Palin–she’s incompetent for this new role.

Sarah Palin is able to deliver a tightly-scripted event very well.  I call that acting.  Sadly, leadership requires far more than executing within a script.

Sarah Palin may be capable of meeting the needs of Alaska quite well.  But, her skills aren’t translating well to the big stage she needs to be able play on.  Sarah Palin isn’t ready.  We can’t afford the risk.  John McCain’s judgement has to be questioned as to why he selected her. 

Enough!  Vote Obama-Biden.  Democrat Dave


GOP Stonewalling Bailout Debate–is this really a crisis?

September 26, 2008

You’d think if we had a “crisis” that was about to bring on the collapse of our economy, that we wouldn’t have posturing but instead we’d have real action.  My sense is that we have a genuine problem and we are going to need some form of bailout to stem further erosion in our credit markets.

The GOP House members are acting irresponsibly and recklessly by refusing to sit across the table to get closure on a solution.  The only way to sell your ideas is to show up and negotiate!

Frankly, Bernake and Paulson continue to do a HORRIBLE job COMMUNICATING how this bailout works as I have raised in previous posts.  While they’ve done an effective job raising the urgency level, they’ve not made the sale to Congress or the American people.  Had they done so, we wouldn’t be where we are.

I’m sure the House Republicans are nervous about the November elections, particularly given the GOP track record of the last 8 years.  Their constituents–by a 2:1 margin–are holding the Republicans accountable for the mess we are in.  So, I’m sure they are looking for a compelling explanation for this bailout.

We need to get closure on this.  This isn’t the time for grandstanding.   It’s a time for thoughtful negotiation to bring closure to this issue.

What do you think?  Democrat Dave