Thursday, March 15, 2007

Winning: everything, or the only thing?

Once the whole "President of the United States" thing starts to look like it could really happen, I guess it's hard to stay real.

After the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff blurted out some goode ole' tyme a-hatin' about the immorality of homos, reporters thought it might make for good copy to ask the Democratic "front-runners" what they thought about the whole deal.

Hilary said, "Well, I am going to leave that to others to conclude."

Ouch. You can practically hear her campaign workers smacking their heads in frustration, right?

I'm sure the charismatic Barack "Call me rock star, bitch" Obama came up with something better than that, right?

Ummm....only if longer means better.

Obama: "I think traditionally the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman has restricted his public comments to military matters. That's probably a good tradition to follow."

Both candidates had to send out spokespeople after the fact to correct their respective records on love for the man-love.

You know who didn't fucking waffle? John Edwards.

Check it: "I don't share that view. And I would go further than that ... I think the 'don't ask, don't tell' [policy] is not working. And as president of the United States I would change that policy."


michael said...

Score one for Edwards, as far as I'm concerned.

A candidate who actually knows his stance on a political matter on the spot! If this keeps up I'm going to need more underwear.

dad said...

Edwards was the frankest I have ever seen a politioan react on Bill Maher's show. If he can maintain funding, he will go far in the bid for nominee unless his stance on health care becomes an albatross. Hilary needs to take improv acting lessons. I'm not kidding. Obama's inexperience will show up in the running of his campaign. His ability to be flexible or not will seal his fate.

Chris said...

Haven't these idiots learned that the time for equivocating is over. They should ask Al Gore how all that canned, handled rhetoric helped him in 2000. Not too much from what I remember

vikkitikkitavi said...

Michael: I like Edwards. I have concerns about his electability, but I like him.

Dad: Yeah, Edwards is definitely taking the plain-speaking route. This is supposedly what voters have been whining for all along. We'll see how far it gets him.

Chris: Every four years we learn this lesson. Every four years we forget it.

Skylers Dad said...

I agree Edwards handled that well.

Overall, I will vote for the first candidate that answers a question by saying "I don't know". Wouldn't that be refreshing to see someone not do the double speak and admit they don't know everything?

deadspot said...

Actually, I think Obama's comment was a pretty smooth putdown. It's too bad people had to have it explained.

Megan said...

I like Edwards. A lot, actually.