This blogger must concede that John McCain is used to torture having had that experience as a twenty something year old at the hands of the Vietnamese, but what one can withstand at twenties is far more different than what a seventy plus years degenerated body can tolerate. My prayers go to John McCain and I hope the soldier in him will see him through his campaigns and possible election victory come November 2008. In a country where white men always have their way and racism still pervades the society, the electing populace might see in him their ideal representative and thus elect him as the next president. Were McCain to be as socially handicapped as the other democratic nominee (black or woman), he wouldn’t stand a chance at the presidency because of his frail old age, rabid temperament and small un-presidential stature. It is equally important to note that whereas the democratic nominee is a lawyer, well schooled in logic and clear thought, with the ability to nuance issues, Grandpa John McCain does not have a college degree and hence, will be seeing the world on the prism of only black or white, the reason GW failed. This is also the reason why it took John McCain full 73years to recognize that Martin Luther King was a leader of a movement worthy of honoring; since at 50years, he refused to vote to honor MLK with a national holiday. That John McCain shamelessly apologized for this his lack of knowledge at Memphis on April 4th 2008 fortieth anniversary of the killing of MLK and the extended booing he received was a tell tale sign that the audience were not fooled by his election year political maneuver.
This blogger strongly believes that if John McCain was not running for office of the presidency, he would not have attended the celebration talk less of apologizing for his ill advised vote against MLK national holiday. Have John McCain not been running for office these past decades as the US Senator form Arizona? Were there not black folks in Arizona? Did he not support the move by Arizona not to honor MLK with a national holiday? John Mccain is 73years and belongs to the old school of hard knocks that propagated racism alongside Virginia’s Senator Bird of the KKK notoriety. The question now is what has so dramatically changed to warrant his sudden change of heart and to understand the place of MLK in the annals of history deserving his belated shallow apology for not supporting a national holiday in his honor hitherto? The answer is that he is pandering for black votes come November 2008 and my sure bet is that he will not get any of that as he is not only John McCain but also a republican and of the Regan school of scorch earth republicanism. His breed of republican is anathema to blacks and minorities’ interest and therefore must be forsworn. By embracing Ronald Reagan’s legacies, the blacks and other minorities have been put on notice that the slave master is back on the saddle and they better scamper to the hills for safety.
Senator John McCain is not a solid choice for the presidency, his military service notwithstanding, and therefore should not be voted in. However, should the unexpected happens and we are burdened with Senator John McCain’s victory at the polls, we will survive after all we have almost survived the eight years of GW nightmare. Say no to John McCain; save Americans the agony of possibly burying her sitting president as his very advanced age, his not so good health and the rigors of the office might fatally conspire against him. John McCain is too old for the demands of that office and should be allowed to only serve out his senate term and retire in dignity to an old peoples/retirement home as replicated by those pictures above. For the presidency, a resounding thundering NO should be given to old grumpy grandpa John McCain and to do otherwise will be festering the evils of our society which years of continuing on the same path has not rectified. John McCain may be good for the people of Arizona as their senator but for the presidency of America, JUST SAY NO! This election is a silver bullet which could be used to put an end not only the GW’s less to be desired presidency but also to tell the whole wide world loud and clear that America has finally turned the corner and racism is now defunct; at least by symbolism of an OBAMA’s election as president of the United States of America. Barack Obama is eminently qualified – he is very erudite, intelligent, eloquent, attentive, deliberate, youthful and smart and above all understands that between white and black, there is the grey area. We need a fresh beginning and a fresh morning daisy will be a consummate choice. BARACK OBAMA is the answer to the question of how does America move forward from here. VOTE NO to John McCain and YES to BARACK OBAMA for president in November 2008!