Jason Lindquist (jlindquist) wrote,
Jason Lindquist

Obama is not like me

And thank God for that!.

I've felt the same way all along. It's part of why I have so little respect for the current president--I'm damned sure I'm smarter than him, and that's just not good enough. That officeholder shouldn't be "one of the guys". He or she should be the very best of us, because anyone less won't have what it takes to deal with whatever may come. I've quoted Toby about gravitas before, I'm surprised I haven't quoted Leo in "In The Shadow of Two Gunmen":
Because I'm tired of it: year after year after year after year having to choose between the lesser of who cares. Of trying to get myself excited about a candidate who can speak in complete sentences. Of setting the bar so low, I can hardly bear to look at it.

Shrub was definitely the lesser of who cares. Really, so was John Kerry--man didn't have the stones to stand up for himself when the time came. I bitched enough in 2000 that Al Gore failed to step up and excite anyone. And through all the lies, the outright fabrications, the unleashing of surrogate after surrogate who spreads more of the same, hoping if they repeat it enough times, we'll all buy it... the man who financed his way into office by doing favors for thieving sleazebag bankers, and married into money, calling a man who earned one scholarship after another an "elitist"... yeah, John McCain is the lesser of who cares, too.

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