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Posted on August 8, 2008
And as we come to the kick off of the official Presidential season (After more than 2 years of campaigning, I think someone should give out awards for this debacle. Like the award for worst manage campaign. How can you tell America you are going to be a president that can make a difference when you can’t even run a campaign without running up so much debt that two months later you are still in the whole (and let’s not forget that you actually loaned yourself $12 million or more. So much for the check mark in fiscal responsibility)). I was excited in ‘06 at the thought of a true bipartisan ticket (McCain/Lieberman). But after seeing that there would be no bipartisan ticket, I started to lean toward this Obama fellow. The promise of a new kind of politician really appealled to me.
Sadly, it’s not true. And the worst part is, rather than the politics of fear being the problem, it’s the politics of hope. My wife, a die hard Obama fan, can’t see that the same rules should apply to the hope message that apply to the fear message. The simpliest of these tules are: “Any message, no matter how positive, should be based in fact.” The problem is niether candidate is putting out facts. They are using spin to create an image, and that will lead us to the same problems that keep occurring.