Lies and Hollow Talk

Watching the Charles Gibson interview with Sarah Palin, and listening to and reading about the McCain assertions regarding his running mate, and attacks against his opponent, I've come to the conclusion that the Republicans are running a McCain/Palin campaign built on hollow generalities and blatant lies.

He is literally running to be Liar in Chief!

After eight years of being lead on by the Bush administration, perhaps the press has finally had enough and the strategy to try to pull one over on the American public for just long enough to win this election will be exposed, and voters will reject it.

Gibson's interview exposed Palin to be a fraud.  She clearly appeals to many people because of surface attributes; she looks young and attractive and folksy.  But as we dig deeper, we find she's ill-versed on international issues, and her policies are based on generalities she cannot back up with specific actions to carry out.  Reform?  She's got no idea how she'll achieve it.  Change?  She's got no idea what to change.  Washington D.C. isn't Wasilla.  You're not dealing with the local librarian in this job, you're staring down Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao.

Her list of problems, false claims, and extreme positions keep piling up on a daily basis.  Now she's the only candidate under investigation with a spouse that's been subpoenaed.

It would be one thing if this was the opposition ticket, but these guys are from the same team that gave us Bush and Cheney.  Their appeal should be limited to the diehards who cling to the hope their eight year wrecking crew can get another four years.  But this election we're dealing with a complicated electorate.  We've got unreliable young voters.  We've got racist voters.  We've got vindictive voters.  We've got friends who'd be happy with a loss, and enemies that would be friends.  We've got the old guard pretending to be the new guard, and the extremists packaged in pretty ribbons.

And we've got a lot of liars clouding the facts in the minds of voters.

Post convention polling shows the race has levelled.  The good news for Obama is that he was previously working from a lead, so as voters begin to see through the McCain/Palin lies and hollow talk, beyond the cheap candy kisses, those that have been waffling will likely come back to the Obama/Biden ticket.

If there is any hope for this country, that's the hope.

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