Sigh. “Blame Bush/Rove” yet again. Try blaming the idiotic American electorate, who thinks they will get something for nothing; try blaming ACORN, who lie and steal; and above all, try blaming the boob McCain, who refused to run a race.
Someone (maybe it was me, I don’t remember) posted a thread about Rove’s upcoming (at the time) book. I remember thinking to myself, this will be an interesting read. Meanwhile, on the thread, other FReepers were claiming, “I don’t need to read it.” Cracked me up.
I *sigh* with you !!!
Incredible how some spend time trying very hard to marginalize themselves....
McCain was the final nail in the coffin.
Much as I hate to say it, it's a lesson he could have learned from The Nameless One: the importance of an effective instant-response squad, and continual campaign.
Having said all that, I blame the voters, period. Though the MSM did its best to get 0 elected, reasons for rejecting him weren't in secret code under a rock at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
There was considerable discussion about this on FR at the time. As I recall, many of us, myself included (and you), could not understand why the administration didn’t counter the ‘Bush lied’ attacks. There was considerable circumstantial evidence available to the public at the time about a Syrian connection.
The administration had substantial knowledge judging by this article (Rove was aware...), although this lonely speechwriter was apparently clueless. Yet what do we have when the President’s political adviser asserts lone responsibility for not countering the disinformation? There surely had to be any number of others who had the President’s ear, who could have made the case. It just seems there’s more to this yet.
McCain is a boob.
The conservative part of this country did not nominate him. Too many were allowed to cross over during the primaries.
I lived in Indiana then, and my primary vote meant nothing.
This country needs a national primary day or 4 regional primaries, otherwise, we will be saddled once again with a McCain or Dole.......token candidates, no chance to win.
***Sigh. Blame Bush/Rove yet again. Try blaming the idiotic American electorate, who thinks they will get something for nothing; try blaming ACORN, who lie and steal; and above all, try blaming the boob McCain, who refused to run a race.***
Thank you for saying the above. It’s exactly the same reaction I had to the article. I expect that the author read Rove’s book; was under pressure for a quick article, and found a gnat he could pick at and expand into a charging rhinocerous for his subject.
Also try blaming those that close their eyes to what we say is happening to our country because they just cannot face the truth - they prefer their mundane daily activities.
Also try blaming the democrats who have consistently moved their agenda forward an inch at a time. While we - on the other hand - scorn our own leaders when they choose a different option than we would have chosen.
Our main problem is that we will not work toward an objective a step at a time at the cost of our personal preferences. The democrats have to tow the party line. And, that is why they beat us continually. We have seen education in the last 20 years turn to liberalism saturating the minds of the future leaders of America.
We did nothing.