We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Curious that the black McCain would be required to share the world view of a Colin Powell. How about if he just had the same world view as, say, John McCain? Powell's performance on the world stage, and his eventual retreat from that stage, are in marked contrast to the courageous, sometimes maddening, path of John McCain.
Isn't there just a hint of racism in the notion that, to be elected, the black man could not be a self-described maverick - try to picture Powell thus describing himself - but would have to be a cautious, middle-of-the-road type?
TRUTH IS....ALAN KEYES IS A REALLY GOOD GUY....AND THE MEDIA JUST POUNDED HIM DOWN TO THE GROUND EVERY TIME HE STUCK HIS HEAD UP. AND I'D VOTE FOR HIM IN HEARTBEAT IF HE WAS RUNNING.... MATTER OF FACT, I'D VOTE FOR HIM A LONG WHILE BEFORE I'D VOTE FOR MCCAIN. ORIGINALLY. TRUTH IS, I CANT HARDLY STAND JOHN M....BUT WHEN COMPARED TO THE SOCIALIST, AND SOMETIMES RACIST AGENDA OF OBAMA?? YAH, I VOTE MCCAIN......BUT I ALSO WILL DO IT A LOT MORE EASILY SINCE HE PICKED A DARN GOOD RUNNING MATE...GOD HELP THE WOMAN THO. AS THE WHOLE WORLD PROVES BY THEIR INSANE 'HATEFUL ATTACKS' ON HER...SHE IS BOUND TO BE A GREAT PERSON... ELSE THEY WOULDN'T BE STONING HER EVERY DAY AND NIGHT IN THE AIRWAVES.