Question: Why does this ad show John McCain - 30 years younger - for a full 10 seconds after the end of the...
Question: Why does this ad show John McCain - 30 years younger - for a full 10 seconds after the end of the ad and we never see the John McCain of today - 72 years old - not age 42, as shown in the ad??? WTF? Age? McCain campaign is hiding his age, making him appear younger to voters? Deceptive...
Here's a fact that may surprise you:
Candidates have a LEGAL RIGHT TO LIE to voters just about as much as they want...
That comes as a shock to many voters.
Shouldn't candidates be required to tell the truth to voters? Yes. But ...
The First Amendment
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;..."
So, the very idea of self-government rests on the idea that voters — given enough uncensored information — can best decide who should be in power and who should not.
The U.S. Supreme Court said unanimously in a 1971 libel case, "It can hardly be doubted that the constitutional guarantee [of free speech] has its fullest and most urgent application precisely to the conduct of campaigns for political office."
And that explains why it is perfectly legal for a Senator John McCain to accuse a Senator Barack Obama of "wanting to lose a war"...
We the People of America, the Voter, must do our job to seek the truth. Actively. It's up to us.
Senator John McCain isn't going to do it for you. It's our responsibility, not his, and he knows it...
The next time John McCain asserts that Barack Obama "wants to lose a war for political gain" ask yourself: What evidence has Senator McCain presented to support his claim? (Likewise, do the same with any claim Senator Obama makes about Senator McCain)
What's my point? What am I driving at?
It's Up To Us, the Voter, We The People.
We have a duty and an obligation to vote FOR a candidate rather than AGAINST a candidate.
As a minimum, require your candidate to win/earn/deserve your vote by telling you the TRUTH, and not by scaring you, frightening you, playing to your FEARS about what might happen / could happen / will happen / should happen - IF THE OTHER GUY IS ELECTED!
That's called a DEFAULT election strategy. It goes like this:
"The other guy is a bad guy so you better vote for me, even though you know I'm gonna give you more of the same as George Bush. I'm the good guy. I'm experienced. I'm a War Hero. I will keep you safe and secure. I know how to win wars. I will win the Iraq War. I will hunt down Osama Bin Laden even if I gotta go to the Gates of Hell to get him. The Surge is working. The Surge is succeeding. It's not too important when our troops come home. We will be in Iraq for another 50 years. Maybe a hundred. A hundred? No, I meant a century. Our troops were fighting in 2 wars today. But in the year 2013 when I'm finishing my first term the troops are coming home. I know how to deal with the Iranians. Bomb-bomb-bomb Iran..."
You see what I mean about a DEFAULT election strategy?
That's John McCain 2008. I wonder what the John McCain of 2000 would do with this guy, this John McCain 2008 impostor??