The most important Vice President ever

I wonder how much longer John McCain can delay announcing his vice-presidential running mate?  Clearly he’s going to wait until the Democratic convention is over now but I wonder if he’ll wait until just before the Republican convention?  I did a bit of online checking and people have been predicting the announcement (and getting it wrong) for over a month now.  The hot prediction now seems to be Friday the 29th of August with the reasoning being that it will take some of the steam out of the focus placed on Barack Obama accepting the Democratic nomination.

Oh, and I think Friday might also be McCain’s 125th birthday.

It’s clear he needs something to make him appear exciting and newsworthy.  The Democratic convention has been marked by a series of high quality speeches and that isn’t turf on which McCain can compete.  It’s actually quite painful to watch him try and appear interesting and then compare that to an Obama speech.  Obama is without a doubt one of the most inspiring speakers in the modern world.  And you know what?  If being inspired doesn’t matter to you, I don’t give a shit.

No, really.  Save it.  I don’t give a shit what you think.

I wonder how nervous it makes McCain to have to follow Obama?  Seriously, having to compete with someone who’s young, charismatic, eloquent and inspirational when you’re a barely animated corpse can’t make you feel good.  Oh, and John?  Stop smiling.  I mean it.  You’re scaring the children.  And the adults.  That scary death’s head rictus that you force out on the advice of your handlers does not humanise you.  It makes it look like you’re thinking of eating babies.

I want him to hurry up and announce his running mate because whoever becomes Vice-President is without doubt going to become President.  Let’s not fool ourselves, neither of these candidates are going to survive a term in office.  The Feds may have decided the meth heads saying they were going to shoot Obama didn’t actually have the mental capacity to carry out their threat but does anyone doubt there’s a long line of crazy crackers with guns who refuse to accept the possibility of a nigger running the country?  And McCain is looking like a bad re-run of “Weekend at Bernie’s”.  There’s no way he’d survive the stresses of office.

So we’re looking at the most important Vice-Presidential picks in history.  They aren’t people who might become President if something happens to their boss, they will move into the big chair when something happens.  The reaction to Biden in unsurprising.  Some people love him, some people hate him.  He seems to have attached his name to some good policies and some bad policies.  He certainly has a reputation for mouthing off and being a loose cannon but he also seems to have a good track record of speaking truth to power

Frankly, the method of attack employed by the Republicans has surprised me in it’s stupidity.  Biden’s a bad choice because he’s criticised Obama before.  Really?  Is there a Republican who hasn’t hung shit on McCain at some point?  They’re practically writing the democrat’s attack plan for them.  I’m sure the Republicans had scripts of talking points worked out for every possible nominee.  They’re very good at talking points.  Far less useful at actually doing something helpful for the country (and the world).

I think they’ve been so successful in their manipulation of the media they’ve become complacent.  They continue to treat the public like morons by regurgitating clichés completely lacking in substance because they’ve gotten away with it so many times.  I’m desperately hoping that the American public gives them they wake up call they deserve.

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17 responses to “The most important Vice President ever

  1. Lynn

    I’m sure you’ve heard by now that he picked a woman, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Should be very interesting, very interesting indeed!

  2. dismutased

    Yeah, I’m completely stumped as to the reasons behind his choice, I just don’t get it! An almost complete unknown outside of Alaska.

    The only thing I can think of is he’s going for the ‘ooh’ factor of her being a female, which is oh so radical. But can that really be the only reason?

    I’m trying to research more about her and get inside McCain’s head on this one. It intrigues me.

  3. dismutased

    Ok…. I’ve seen her in action now… possibly a VERY smart move on McCain’s behalf. And in her VP acceptance speech she did a shout out to Hillary Clinton’s presidential effort… way to court the Hillary fans not happy with Obama.

  4. This was the smartest move McCain could have made. The Hillary supporters (who would have voted for her simply because she is a woman) will have what they want, because as you’ve said, McCain is 125 years old and can’t possibly live out the presidency.😀

  5. mildo

    Your name should be angry ass. anyhow stick your nose in your own country’s issue. Thanks goodness for immigration reforms here to keep your ass out.

  6. Aislinn

    America’s business is other country’s business, mildew. What America does affects other countries. Or did you not get the memo that America is a superpower? Oh, and those reforms work just about as well as those huge walls that we built at the Mexican border. So yeah, thank God that for the most part, the immigration reforms are as big a pile of crap as what you just said. >:-D

  7. Aislinn

    Ooops, I mean thank the Smoking Head of Bob!>:D

  8. Lynn: Yes, interesting. And bizarre.

    Dismutased: It bears thinking about. Does he really think tokenism this obvious will work? And it blows the favourite Obama attack, “inexperienced”, out of the water. It looks so far like they are planning to lie through their teeth in everything they say.

    Sandra: If some people are really that shallow, they deserve what they get.

    Aislinn: Moron like Mildew are funny. I do make a point to remind myself that they are actually a minority of Americans.

  9. dismutased

    Unfortunately Angry, tokenism DOES work on many voters. We only have to look at our own election history to gather this. And it isn’t perceived as tokenism by many swinging voters, rather as a ‘salute’ to women voters who want to see a women near the top job. McCain ‘shows confidence’ in womanhood and such… policy takes a back burner to personality for many.😦

    Sarah Palin intrigues and frightens me.

  10. Lynn

    Ok, now we hear she has a pregnant unmarried (but now engaged) 17 year old daughter as well as a 4 month old with Downs Syndrome and Obama is saying Don’t touch the kids!

    Wow, this could go either way.

  11. Lynn

    It’s a toss up for me right now. So, since I have such a hard time making decisions, why don’t you just tell me who you want me to vote for and I will because I admire you for your anger!

  12. I go with the “theory” that Republican or Democrat (labor or Liberal) is just a show. It’s to make us think we really have some power in the decision making.

    I would like a form of government where if a majority of the people desire a government to leave office, then by law the government is removed regardless of how long a term that they have been in office.

    The present American election process is outrageous. I guess the shear ignorance of many Americans over many generations has made this possible. Seeing this happen in America has made me develop a taste for politics in Australia.

    Angry, would you like to run beside me when or if popular elections are held in this country for a President. Though I feel that my style is more suited for the President role, I would be happy to run as your Vice President.🙂

  13. Dismutased: I’m stuck on frightened

    Lynn: What disturbs me most about this cynical ploy is the way Republicans are blatantly lying about her fitness to hold the position. They are treating the voting public like morons. I have no idea why these people aren’t being burnt at the stake.

    Alan: I think I’d be more suited to some sort of PR role in your cabinet.

  14. Lynn

    You, a PR role and burning people at the stake? LOL Love it! I’ll be your assistant!

  15. I didn’t so much mean I would burn people at the stake – I was more hoping that would happen by popular public acclaim😀

  16. Lynn

    Oh, that’s not so much fun then. Nevermind

  17. LOL, let’s leave that ancient European torture for the barbarians.

    I wasn’t envisioning a party based system since they seem to always become corrupt and end up serving their own interest and not ours. I would rather see a government full of independents and one that start repealing laws instead of enacting more laws. I agree with fixed terms in government though alliances but the people should have the power to remove any ruling coalitions at any time. A law that America desperately needs.

    @Angry

    How about minister for foreign relations?

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