Thursday, January 24, 2008

Live-blogging the GOP Boca debate
McCain sucks up to Rudy

Moderator Brian Williams just announced the New York Times's endorsement of John McCain in the New York primary by reading the editorial board's pointed critique of Rudy Giuliani as a mean man. Asked to respond, Giuliani predictably derided the Times as a hopelessly liberal institution.

Then McCain stepped up to defend Giuliani. Looked to your blogstress like Romney and McCain were vying for Giuliani's affections.

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S.W. Anderson said...

Keep in mind, McCain went to the 2004 Republican convention and praised George W. Bush to the skies. The senator evidently has a soft spot for raging incompetents with attitude who worm their way into high office.

Catherine said...

The main thing that sticks with me everytime I hear the Republicans is the mention of the name Ronald Reagan, and needing to restore and bring back things from the Reagan administration. I can't figure out when Reagan became the Republican hero. Is this something that happens to every president (except Nixon) after they die?

I was a child in the 1980s and remember that Reagan gave Gorbachev a "high five," and the mess with Iran-Contra affair that resulted in my cartoon watching time being put on hold so that my mom could watch Oliver North testify before congress.

What does a "young" voter such as myself do when they don't know the answer to a question? Well, either they believe what they hear the candidates saying (i.e. Reagan was the best president since...), or they search Google. Here's an article I found that was helpful:

Somehow it doesn’t match the image that the Republican candidates are portraying. What else are the candidates lying about? Or is the media re-writing history? Are they thinking that most of the voters don’t remember?

It just occurred to me that the 18-year-olds who can vote this year were born in 1990 – they were 10 years old when the current Bush took office. I grew up hearing the name Oliver North over and over, and they heard the name Kenneth Star and may have watched Clinton talk one night about not having sexual relations with "that woman." Then there was the famous dress. That might be their only memory of a Democratic president. Yikes!