Many young people are disdainful of old age regardless who is wearing it. This will be a problem for McCain. They also are so ignorant of our history and government functions that discussions surrounding those matters are not relevant to them. As a man in my 70's and in excellent health I know something of the problems McCain will experience as he attempts to do the job of president. If he is surrounded by exceptional people who can grasp the natural decline that comes with age he should (baring any extreme failings) be able to fulfill at least the first term with reasonable success.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 26.07.2008 @ 20:46
He must win over middle age and older voters as well as keep the conservative base and convince independents if he is going to have any chance at all.
"Republicans" revealed their lack of conservative character by allowing GW and his congressional cohorts to play I am a liberal for most of his administration.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 15.07.2008 @ 20:32
The President didn't know what a veto was till about three or four months ago.
Most Americans are whiners, and they do look for government to cover their butts.
Gramm has always been a typical political blowhard so his comments do not surprise me.
Of course John McCain immediately started to craw-fish.
Rick you don't seem to know where you are politically.
check out the photo composite on my blog to get a better idea of Jackson's motives.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 10.07.2008 @ 22:08
It isn't any wonder that Obama is snowing the general public when this blog falls for his family sermon blizzard.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 17.06.2008 @ 21:53
He says all the right things to woo middle class white evangelicals. Where in his total background has he been so demanding of the black community regarding family responsibilities? Where in all the many weeks of the current campaign has he rose to the occasion? It is a win win for him.
The nut cases on the left will ignore it because they see it for what it is, a con job.
The same naiveté that lulled gullible Huckabee followers into his camp will more than likely lead that same bunch into a more favorable attitude toward the Messiah also because he loves the family. PT Barnum sleep well.
I think George Bush is a pretty decent man who doesn't have the historical background to fathom long range concepts of world politics.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 13.06.2008 @ 17:14
Nixon for all his faults probably had this talent more than any president we ever had.
Europe doesn't have a clue what is happening in the world.
Bankrupt of real leadership Europe is rapidly sliding into a bottomless pit destined for oblivion.
Like so many Americans the people of other western world countries are looking for a savior who will free them
from fear and allow them to remain brain-dead, happily running through the meadows of self delusion without a care in the world.
We are in deep trouble as a nation because the heart and soul of Americanism is being starved by gutless politicians void of true character,and a spineless electorate who want bread and circuses more than freedom.
When most democrats couldn't care less about Mr. Rino McCain and all too many conservatives reactions to him are equivalent to John Nance Garner's estimation of the vice-presidency("not worth a bucket of warm spit") why would an otherwise hostile news-media even consider wasting ink or viewing time on him.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 2.06.2008 @ 16:10
check my blog for a still photo of the alleged alienComment Posted By edward cropper On 31.05.2008 @ 14:36
I have no desire to defend John Hagee or Rod Parsley for anything they say or believe. They are free to say whatever they feel they need to say no matter how absurd or inflammatory I may think it to be. That's called a Constitutional freedom.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 23.05.2008 @ 14:39
Based on some of the comments being put forward by those who are trying to explain John Hagee or Rod Parsley, including Rick Moran, it would appear for the most part they do not have much insight into their theological background.
I disagree with both of them on many of their "prophetic" concepts, and would not express myself in the often obnoxious way they do, but I do not consider either of them to be bigots in any way. Strongly disagreeing with someone's theological teachings does not necessarily a bigot make.
Both are "fanatical" supporters of Israel and have never wavered in that support. There exclusivity is as old as Christianity itself.
Disagree with them all you choose but at least know what you are disagreeing with before you start your anti-Christian harangues, and calling someone a bigot.
Seeing that crowd of lemmings made me think of a few quotes from H.L Mencken
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 19.05.2008 @ 17:20
I thought the President was at least throwing an elbow at Barack Hallow Man Obama.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 17.05.2008 @ 19:24
Check the photo-composite on my blog and see if Barack thought so also.