Obama and McCain Reduce Patriotism to Soundbites

Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, that is:

Tuesday morning seemed to bring the debut of yet another McCain-Obama flap – this time, Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama.

As she introduced her husband John McCain, the likely Republican nominee, at a campaign event, Cindy McCain told the crowd I “am proud of my country. I don’t know about you, if you heard those words earlier — I am very proud of my country.”

The comment seemed to be a response to a remark from Michelle Obama the day before. On Monday, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told a Wisconsin audience that “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback… not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.”

A couple of thoughts come to mind:

Maybe next CNN can wow us with some ace reporting on how a couple of kids at Mt. Spurr Elementary fought over a red bouncy ball at recess in 1980. It’d be at least as important as this story, and certainly more interesting.

3 Responses to “Obama and McCain Reduce Patriotism to Soundbites”

  1. Bill Vroom Says:

    Hey, this is a little off topic, but here’s a wonderful Obama site:


    Ed Note: URL removed as this same message appears to be showing up on any number of sites with Obama posts today. Sorry, looks like spam, walks like spam, quacks like… uh… spam?

  2. Floria Says:

    I especially like Mark Twain’s quote. Very fitting.

    Soundbites are all that’s left in campaigns though, it seems.

  3. Floria Says:

    Linked you here: floria.tumblr.com

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