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.
McCain roasts Obama at the Al Smith Dinner in NYC last night (h/t, Tiger). Amusing and good, as McCain tends to be (even if he cannot pronounce Zoroastrian. But who cares? Obama says "The Reverend Wright married Michelle and I..."):
This is definately the best campaign performance so far. He mocked and ridiculed the One in true comedy fashion, then picked him up, dusted him off and laid him out again. Almost made me feel sorry for Barry...not!!!
Wonder how many of those Manhattan Democrats will be voting for McCain in the privacy of the voting booth??? I'm betting more than anyone is expecting.
I'm with Dr. Mercury...I think lots of people have enjoyed seeing an African-American go this far, but many are not prepared to vote for the young, inexperienced and far left candidate - at least this time.
Yup, no doubt an old fighter pilot will have a far better sense of humor than a.....community organizer, a pretty grim, angry lot. Obama's humorless preaching is starting to wear thin what with the Joe The Plumber fiasco and the roof caving in on the massive voter fraud operation known as ACORN.
And still we haven't had the October Surprise, which may be the coup de grace on the Obama Campaign. I can just feel that the other shoe hasn't dropped yet, and I sense the Obamas are living in dread of it.....the "Mo" is shifting to McCain-Palin for the final stretch drive, just as I have predicted all along that it would.
Now, dig in, troops, now is not the time to go wobbly, as Maggie once admonished Bush 41! Dig in and game it to the wire, this is starting to be more fun than I had dared hope!
I heard clips of Obama's performance and it wasn't nearly as good as McCain's. It was flat as would be expected. Liberal politicians have a hard time with humor - their mission of saving the world is just to serious.
One other thing that jumped out in Obama's performance...apparently Obama had not prepared any gracious comments towards McCain as McCain had for Obama as it was very evident that Obama was ad libbing in his awkward way trying to say something to match McCain's generous comments. Obama is a schmuck.
I think McCain was much much better then Obama. In fact, I think his attempt to make a joke of the AIG fat cats was in extremely poor taste. A lot of people lost their jobs with that farse of a company and even more were appalled at their "celebration" on taxpayer's dime. Maybe it was just me, but it left me with a sour taste in my mouth.