McCain’s main problem isn’t his age. It’s not that he was one of the Keating Five, nor is it the fact that he thinks the answer to fixing the economy is to give more money to the rich. No, all these things are manageable.
The real problem with McCain is that he is a “feeler” rather than a thinker. He has a well-documented vicious temper and an “us and them” view of the world. Just like Bush. He doesn’t make decisions based on careful thought; he reacts to things and lets his emotions guide him.
We’ve had enough of that, kthxbye.
But don’t listen to me. Here’s a quote from his book (in his own words) where he describes his decision-making process:
I don’t torture myself over decisions. I make them as quickly as I can, quicker than the other fellow, if I can. Often, my haste is a mistake, but I live with the consequences without complaint.
Millions of dead Iraqis and thousands of dead U.S. troops are currently “living with those consequences” as well. The whole world is living with the consequences of a very similar style of “leadership by gut”. That’s the problem, Mr. McCain, you aren’t the only one that lives with the consequences of your self-righteous impulsiveness. It’s us–the people with 0-1 homes, 0-2 cars, and 0 jets.
Hell, the fact that you even put this horrendous piece of text in your book is telling in and of itself. It’s as if you thought it was a positive thing to “shoot from the hip” and be the champion of intuition-based non-think. That’s the scary part: people like you think being an anti-intellectual is some sort of badge of honor–as if educated thoughtfulness is a sign of weakness.
No thanks. We’re all stocked up on stupid. We need someone in the White House who will grapple with the tough decisions using their brain instead of their heart or their gut.: