Saturday, October 25, 2008

Getting down to brass tacks

This from Melanie Phillips author of "Londonistan" via the blog

McCain believes in protecting and defending America as it is. Obama tells the world he is ashamed of America and wants to change it into something else. McCain stands for American exceptionalism, the belief that American values are superior to tyrannies. Obama stands for the expiation of America’s original sin in oppressing black people, the third world and the poor.
That's as succinctly worded a paragraph about the difference between these two men as I've read thus far.

1 comment:

N.S. Allen said...

This is a big part of the reason why McCain's tanking in the polls, right now - awful, completely unbelievable narratives.

I mean, I'm sure the McCain campaign would love it if people saw the choice between the two like this. But they don't, because it's just not believable. I mean, look at the poll numbers. According to Pollster's trend lines, Obama's up a little under nine points nationally, over twelve points in PA, over eight points in VA, a little under seven in CO...the list goes on.

So, are the vast majority of the polls somehow dramatically wrong, or does a majority of Americans just think that America sucks? Neither of those possibilities seems very likely, to me.