As I have watched the political drama of the past week play out, punctuated by the unwillingness of John McCain to debate Barack Obama Friday night, I can’t help but ponder the meaning of the possible presidency of a man who seems paralyzed when more than one crisis occurs.
Forget for the moment my belief that the entire situation was seized upon by McCain as an excuse not to engage in a debate that he was far from ready for, or Obama’s compelling argument that this is exactly the moment that the American people deserve to hear from those who would wish to lead them.
But what I saw this week - and especially today - was the image of John McCain mugging for the cameras, grinning like a man who feels that he can now con unsuspecting voters into believing that he is a “statesman,” and not someone who ran for cover at the first opportunity.
I’ll bet his TV ads are already in the can, ready to go.
Quote of the Day
It usually takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow