I was speaking with a liberal this weekend who opined that McCain will win, something he found inconceivable in a match between Obama and McCain.
“Why,” I asked?
“Because McCain’s never done anything,” he replied. Rather than defend McCain’s record, I asked a different question:
“What’s Obama done?”
A millisecond went by, and then I got this answer:
“Obama is so much smarter than McCain.”
Yup, that’s what Obama’s done: He’s been smarter. If that’s your criterion, of course, I’ve got a very bright 9 year old who would love to have the run of the White House, not to mention control over the nation’s nuclear weapons.
By the way, this same liberal is a huge fan of JFK, so I began looking at JFK, McCain and Obama. Working off the top of my head, I came up with the following:
|House of Reps||6 yrs||4 yrs||0 yrs|
|Senate||8 yrs||22 yrs||3 yrs|
|Foreign policy hawk||Yes||Yes||No|
|Large gov. foe||So-So||So-So||No|
Feel free to add to this. I’ve never been much of a Kennedy fan, since I came of age when all the unsavory allegations about him (the womanizing, the mafia connections, etc.) hit the news, and that permanently colored my emotional reaction to the man. I know all of you will have more useful comparison facts than I do.