Monday, June 09, 2008

The Cruel War

Then there is the issue no one talks about in any way that makes sense: the war.

I've never been to a war. I've lived in a country at war. I've lived with a family where my brothers and my father went to war. I've seen only the aftermath.

This is the issue that tears me in the middle. Obama doesn't have a solution and McCain can only tell us how terrible war is but how terrible it is to lose. Of the two, he knows the most but I don't know if he has the best solution.

And this is an issue I will puzzle over because although it seems that while we all can agree it is terrible, we can't agree on much else.

But we know that.

I'll Never Find Another You

The problem of the economy as an issue is it is like sitting at a crowded table eating an expensive meal; the crowd blames the restaurant, the waiter is asking if anyone wants more, the chef wants a compliment but no one wants to pick up the check.

Obama's weakness is he projects the feminization of America and that isn't a sexist or racial issue. It is leftist and this is a right-center country except for the millenials and they aren't nearly as large a voting bloc as the baby boomers who are increasingly conservative and had enough of rock stars about the time hip-hop was born.

What is interesting is the current punditry on the veepstakes. The McCain pundits are saying he needs a VP that will brighten his image given his age. The Obama pundits are saying he mustn't pick a VP that dims his brightness.

The Obama camp is still afraid of Hillary Clinton even having taken the nomination. It doesn't matter that she is out of the race; it does matter that they keep working the message of Obama Girl that his image needs to be protected. That's a real fear and a real weakness that can be exploited: rock stars can't lose the bad boy image or they become working stiffs.

Will Google Make Us Stupid?

I read that Nick Carr published an article in Atlantic Monthly asking if Google will make us stupid?

Google won't make us stupid. We will make Google stupid.

Google will make us boring.

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