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