Before this disappears down America’s short term memory hole, let’s have a look at something most of us didn’t notice last Tuesday. As we were settling back into our ordinary routine, fresh from the Labor Day weekend, Rick Davis, John McCain’s campaign manager, revealed a little secret.
"This election is not about issues," said Davis. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."
We can be certain their idea of a “composite view” will not be grounded in reality.
Yes, the public will be shown meticulously staged images of McCain and Palin. The media will be saturated with the commercially sculpted illusions of the Republicans’ competence, history, and above all, character. American voters will be lured into selecting their future leadership from their caricature more than from their character.
The war in Iraq is an issue.
The looting of our treasury is an issue.
The destruction of the Constitution and rule of law is an issue.
Energy independence is an issue.
Our jobs and healthcare are issues.
And the Republican's message is WHAT?
This election is NOT about issues?
Only in Amerika.