Monday, May 19, 2008

What does "Bush's third term" mean?

Obama has been calling John McCain "George Bush's third term". It's a nice sound bite, but what does it really mean? Cannot Obama name the McCain policies to which he objects? Obama's biggest objection to George Bush is starting the Iraq war. But that is not a reason to object to McCain. There is no way McCain can start the Iraq war, that's history now, the war is started. The issue now is how to end it. McCain stands for winning the Iraq war, Obama has called for retreat ("withdrawal") which will turn the country over to Al Quada or Iran or some bloodthirsty miltia.
The presidential campaign would be better if the candidates would talk about real and specific things rather than meaningless sound bites.

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