In Monday’s editorial opinion, the Journal-World endorsed John McCain for president citing Barack Obama as a dangerous choice: “The danger of Obama’s plan of change becomes even more disturbing.” Republicans have had control of the American government for six out of the last eight years. We are now in two wars, in debt to everyone, unemployment rising, unbelievable gas prices, Wall Street and the banking system going Chapter 11 while the economy swirls down the toilet. What mossy rock has the J-W editorial board been living under for the past eight years as they cry out for “four more years!”
More disturbing, exactly which McCain do they want to elect? The “maverick” who voted with Bush 90 percent of the time? The “deregulator” responsible for virtually no oversight on Wall Street, and charter member of the Keating 5? Or perhaps it is his presidential “judgment” when he picked “Sara Palin, soccer mom” as the only person in the world qualified for president after him. Then again, it could be the old warrior who sings, “bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.” Senator McCain changes positions on so many issues his behavior would make a chameleon envious.
In the past few desperate weeks, McCain has been erratic, all over the place. McCain believes attacking his opponent, belittling and discrediting him, and name-calling in an unprecedented, odious smear campaign as a excellent reason for Americans to elect him president.