Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Senator Obama, where are you?
This is not the time for a happy smile. This is the moment for you to show your strength, your substance. McCain is attacking you. The American people want to see you fight back. If you can't fight back against McCain, how can you possibly be an effective Commander in Chief and defend the country against its adversaries. The world may not be the Hobbesian jungle that the Republicans want us to believe it is. But there are bad guys in the world. We are not ready to disband either our local police force or our defensive military. Senator Obama, where are you? Why aren't you saying this sort of thing. The American people want to see your fire, your anger, your conviction, your ability to lead in a crisis. (And this is a crisis. The Republicans will keep blaming you for the energy problem and may very well steal the election. If that's not a crisis, what is?)
The country can take it if you can lead. But if you don't have it in you to respond to McCain's lies and lead in the right direction, you don't have what it takes to be president.