Friday, March 28, 2008

John McCain't come up with an original idea

The ever so honorable Senator from Arizona is so bereft of any new or original ideas, he has to hang his campaign on the notion of extending the George W. Bush presidency for a third term. As if that wasn't bad enough, he has had to resort to ripping off Barack Obama for a slogan in his latest ad. His new slogan, "The American president Americans have been waiting for."

The phrase McCain is copying is from one of Barack's speeches: "We're the ones we've been waiting for." Technically, Maria Shriver used the expression while endorsing Barack, so McCain is ripping off Arnie's wife. I'll bet that will make for some interesting talk around the Schwarzenegger household.

What makes it even more sad and pathetic, is that Barack's (and Shriver's) phrase is a translation of a Native American expressions (Navajo?). Barack's is a bold statement, one that speaks to service, individual responsibility, and is an inspiration to act. McCain's weak spin on it into his slogan makes it all about him, and begs nothing more than passivity on the part of his supporters.

Let me see if I've got this straight. To have the president we've been waiting for, we have to first suffer through two Bush terms, the same Bush that handed McCain his hat in 2000. Because Bush kicked McCain's ass, that would make him the better of the two. So McCain is saying that the president we've been waiting for is someone whose ass got kicked by Bush. Using McCain's logic, he's saying Americans have been waiting for a president who is worse than Bush, arguably the worst president in history. Does this mean that McCain is promising to be an even worse president than Bush? Sounds like it to me.

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