Thursday, October 30, 2008

okay. i lied. i promise that this is my last presidential election post


i first learned about john mccain about four years ago after seeing him in the documentary why we fight. i admired his willingness to openly criticize the military industrial complex and the bush administration's involvement with it. following this, i learned more about mccain's heroic efforts in vietnam and his fight for ethics reform as a senator. looking back i learned more of his relatively clean campaign in the 2000 primaries despite the bush campaign's turn to personal smears, false allegations, and racist attacks. i also learned of his open criticisms of bush's economic policies and continued push for ethic reforms. i found myself wanting him to be the republican candidate in case the gop won the white house.

in today's harsh political climate i think we tend to forget that the opposing candidate may have much to offer our country and would not be in their position if they didn't have the country and its citizens well being in mind.

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2 comments:

  1. Erik Gumbrecht10/31/2008 10:11 AM

    Agreed. Didn't vote for McCain or Obama...but I respect both candidates. McCain's bravery when he was a POW was amazing...and he put everyone else first. I had watched this same link when I was still deciding toward the beginning. Good clip.

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  2. Did someone hijack your blog? ;-)

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