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John McCain Vs “The One” / Thanks for the Memories!

And he is”The One?”the Bush Republicans are offering America? Not a brilliant candidate bearing smart policy proposals. Just a McCain platter, laden with desperation and smear. More old politics I hear?

When I borrowed the famous Australian author Bryce Courtenay’s book and movie title “The Power of One” (his superb works acknowledged, credited and finding new readers around the world as a result), to write in answer to a lady concerned about racial and security issues directed at Senator Obama early in the Primaries, little did I realise that the media and now the McCain campaign would appreciate the appropriateness of that title in describing the qualities attributed to Senator Obama in my response also titled “The Power of One”.

More recently sections of the America media and other outlets, have begun to use the abbreviated version, “The One” when on occasions, referring to Obama. ( more often  since his return from that highly publicised and successful overseas sojourn) . Although Maureen Dowd, on tour with Obama when writing for the New York Times, was possibly the first. Dowd’s clever use of literary sarcasm, contained no malice.

However, Ms Dowd, the Lady in Red, (hair that is) was soon copied by others, with other less intelligent ideas in mind.

Today, the McCain campaign hoping to capitalise politically by way of “satire”, released  their amateurish attempt at sabotaging the Obama campaign, with their production of(“The One”), an online advertisement depicting Senator Obama as the so called “Messiah”. The advertisement reeks with colour. The colour of political jealousy – and it’s no more harmful than a really good laugh!

The McCain Campaign Advertisement “The One”  (1min 14)

Perhaps John McCain should explain this “blasphemy” to members of the Christian faith to which he professes to belong, and whom he unashamedly courts for votes. Old politics again, ho hum.

While I appreciate the fact that the media and McCain’s people are finally waking up to the fact that Barack Obama is politically smart and intelligent ( is that such a bad thing after eight years of Bush?) surely it is time for the media to get back to concentrating on the pluses and minuses of the actual campaign proposals put forth by the candidates. Policies which need to be examined and explained. America cannot afford another dumb, corrupt President in the Oval Office.

It begs the question of American voters. Is is more important to be a loyal Republican, Democrat, or whatever else? Or is it a citizen’s duty to be a loyal American first, and vote for the person they actually believe is best qualified to deal with their country’s problems. In these troubled times, surely it is America’s good fortune in Obama, to have a candidate contesting this election, who given the opportunity and time, may prove to be – “The One”.

The alternative does not bear contemplating.John McCain placed 795th out of a graduating class of 800 at Annapolis. And he is”The One?”the Bush Republicans are offering America?Not a brilliant candidate bearing smart policy proposals. Simply a McCain platter laden with desperation and smear. More old politics I hear?.

As the author of the Obama profile “The Power of One” in support of Senator Barack Obama, I thank sections of the American media and the obvious unintelligence of the McCain campaign for the opportunity to draw further attention to Senator Obama’s qualifications for Office.

As we say in Australia – You little Ripper!

(A National expression of joy dating back to the first World War) perhaps even longer!

Go Obama – Yes we can



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  1. John McCain’s latest web attack ad is really a not too subtle code to the Christian Right Wing that Barack Obama is the literal Anti-Christ as foretold in the Book of Revelations and popularized in “non-fiction” books like “The Late Great Planet Earth” and TIm LaHaye’s “Left Behind” novels. Well, as if we needed confirmation that this is the violent, dangerous meme the McCain is attempting to spread, WorldNetDaily has published a screed by Hal Lindsey, entitled “How Obama Prepped World for Anti-Christ”. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=71144

    Posted by Nia | August 2, 2008, 9:04 pm
  2. I agree wholeheartedly. I have some Republican “friends” so-to-speak, who I have been chatting politics with now for months who have this same vision of Barack – who refer to him as muslim, etc. And I find myself increasingly bewildered at their comments, which always contain racial slurs and war propaganda. I have tried to present Barack in a new light to them but they are completely not open to anything I say and are so downtrodden in the hate the of anti-Obama movement that I have grown weary of speaking with them. They don’t like McCain, but worse, they see Obama as this Anti-Christ like person and are convinced he is evil. How in the world do you get across to people like this?

    Posted by Jen Haskill | August 3, 2008, 12:51 am
  3. WOW! I love it, republicans coming to see the light.they see it happening right in front of there own eyes, as was then when JESUS walked this land it was so hard to believe the truth. In this world where GOD can only use the voices of inspiration from man. GOD now chooses Barack Obama as a man under GOD given unto him Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding to be the Leader of the people until JESUS shall return very soon. NOT to be the END, but to prepare the people before the return of CHRIST, to give ALL some time to make there choices.

    Posted by Rick Fontana | August 3, 2008, 2:56 am
  4. GODS people are small in the masses of population,but by NO means weak. testing STRONG in FAITH and principles,right and wrong is the stature of character.Let no man make you waiver from what you know is right.We as a people need a leader, Obama has ALL those qualities.

    Posted by Rick Fontana | August 3, 2008, 3:10 am
  5. I just contacted the McCain campaign to thank them for the inspiring new ad (“The One”) and to let them know that it motivated me to increase my monthly contributions to the Obama Campaign.

    Posted by Alisa | August 5, 2008, 2:19 am