Marc Fisher’s column today was, as they say, “fair and balanced.” Too much so, at the cost of some truths about the two presidential candidates. My response to Marc, who remains a must-read:
Marc, you wrote “Neither of these bright men would make Lonesome Rhodes’s mistake and say awful things about us anywhere near a microphone or camera.”
You’re only half right. Seems to me that The One Who Will Stop the Ocean’s Rise said this at a gathering in San Francisco: Americans “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”
Yes, I suppose some of us do. As for telling folks only what they want to hear and not what they need to hear. wasn’t it McCain who told them up in Michigan, correctly, that those rusted iron jobs in the auto industry just aren’t coming back?
John McCain is more honest than he needs to be at times; less than he should be other times (balance the federal budget in how many years? Give us a break, John). But the other guy is nothing but ego and pretty words. He has not served anything except his own ambition. And, given his questionable associations and flip-flops on virtually everything, you just never know what you’re going to get with that fella.
It is wrong to equate the two; there is no comparison in terms of character.