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Ah, McCain. [Sep. 15th, 2008|08:54 pm]
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[User Picture]From: [info]plucc07
2008-09-16 08:34 am (UTC)

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I know someone is going to take this the wrong way, I don't mean to downplay McCain's suffering in the Vietnam war, but EVERY time someone speaks out on his behalf, they start off with "he was a prisoner of war". As if that is what qualifies him to be president. A lot of people were prisoners of war, my own grandfather suffered for 4 years. But that doesn't mean I should vote for him. It's almost as if they are saying it is un-american not to vote for McCain.
[User Picture]From: [info]aramina
2008-09-16 03:19 pm (UTC)

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I won't take it the wrong way. :) He's a vet, he was a POW, and that's awesome. He's a hero. But as I've been saying for months now, being a POW is not a qualification for anything, much less the highest office in the country. It's also not an excuse for anything.

I've seen him answer questions by beginning with the totally unrelated, "I was a POW..." Um, no. That's not an excuse for why you couldn't remember how many houses you own. In fact, I would consider it a good way of highlighting just how long ago that was. He said something to the effect of, "I didn't even have a house when I was a POW," and I thought, "Hmm, well then, shouldn't you be grateful for every house you own, instead of being incapable of telling us how many you have? Because right now you're coming off (to me) as a self-entitled, ungrateful jerk."

But then, I'm just an un-American Navy brat whose father served in our military for 21 years, putting him overseas for a huge portion of my childhood. What does my family know about sacrifice?