Tuesday, August 19, 2008

politics as usual

I am disappointed. I thought that with Obama and McCain running, we would have a relatively clean campaign. More focused on the issues, less on personalities. No smears or swift-boating.

I was wrong. It looks like the next few months will be nasty as hell, as we gear up for November elections. It bothers me, mostly because I care a great deal about the outcome. I want Obama to win. I really truly do. I don't just think he would be a better president than McCain -- I think he would be a great president. I admire him. I think he's the right man for our time.

And so it bugs me when there are personal attacks on him. I don't want his patriotism constantly in question. Nor would I care if he was a Muslim. When did being Muslim become a bad thing, anyway? How insulting is that to Americans who are Muslim that it is used almost as a swear word in politics? and why all the attacks on Michelle Obama? is it because she is educated? successful? good-looking? loves her husband and children? WTF?? We'd be lucky to have her in the White House, in any capacity.

So, I hope people will weed out the facts from the fiction, the truth buried in the mire... so we can get the President we should have, and not the one we deserve.

1 comment:

Kitten Herder said...

It seems to be that the only way we can get the American public interested in a race is if we start throwing dirt around in it. Very sad.