The election is exhausting me. I wish we could vote today and have it over with, but we can’t and so we get nasty, horrible robocalls from the McCain campaign like this one:
I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know Barack Obama has worked closely with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers. His organization bombed the US Capitol, the Pentagon, a judge’s home, and killed Americans. Democrats will enact an extreme leftist agenda if they control Washington. Barack Obama and his Democrat allies lack judgment to lead our country. This call’s been paid by McCain/Palin 2008 and Republican National Committee at 202-863-850—-(call cut off).
Then there’s another, equally offensive robocall.
I’m calling on behalf of John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama and his Democrat allies in the Illinois Senate opposed a bill requiring doctors to care for babies born alive after surviving attempted abortions — a position at odds even with John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama and his liberal Democrats are too extreme for America. Please vote — vote for the candidates who share our values. This call was paid for by McCain-Palin 2008 and the Republican National Committee at 202 863 8500.
I understand that McCain is desperate, the tactics pretty much confirm that. If you go to Five Thirty Eight you can see that, statistically, McCain has very little chance of winning the election. Without some sort of momentum that dramatically pulls things to his side again, he’s lost. So: desperate times/desperate efforts.
Here’s the thing. The only reason to believe crap like this is because you want to. Connecting Person A to Person B and saying – thirty years before Person A met Person B, Person B did horrible things, so let’s list those horrible things now so you can associate them with Person A – is ridiculous.
So again, to believe that one thing has anything to do with the other shows that you want to believe it.
Anyway, don’t get distracted. Our economy is in a bad way and we need stable leadership. There is only one candidate who is up there being calm and collected. Obama is it. He’s the one with the temperament to be president.