a October 3rd, 2008

  1. The Rush to Ordinary

    October 3, 2008 by MyEye

    The morning after — a Vice Presidential Candidate debate.  The woman running for vice president “performed better than she has in the past” says the local newspaper.  Comments from the analysts extoll her down-to-earth attitude, her “Joe Six-Pack” persona, her soccermom presence.  Those attributes endear her to ordinary Americans because they feel she is one of them.

    My great question on this morning after is:  if you are an ordinary American, a soccermom, a Joe Six-Pack kinda guy, are you prepared to serve as President of the United States?  If you are not prepared to take on that job, then why are you pushing this ordinary woman on the country — especially when we face enormous economic challenges and are dealing with countries that have or are seeking nuclear capability?  By the way, there is no word in my Webster’s Dictionary beginning with the letters “nucu . . .”  Or is the mispronunciation of the word “nuclear” somehow adorable?

    Come on, America.  You’re scaring me!