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  •  No one here, that I know of... (1+ / 0-)
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    irrationalbutsane

    would EVER disrespect Senator McCain for his undeniable service to our country.  I come from a long line of military folks, am married to a vet, and have several relatives still in the military. I'd be the first person to jump down someone's throat if I felt they were denigrating military service.  

    That being said, Mr. McCain's service to our country makes him no better qualified to lead the nation than the Nam service of my brother, or my father-in-law's POW time in Germany.  It is one factor to take into account, yes.  But that service, while honorable and meaningful, will not in and of itself qualify the person to hold the highest office in this land.  

    While I would personally like to see us concentrate on other issues, if Senator McCain is going to shove his wartime record in my face as a reason to vote for him, I'm going to support using that service as a debatable point. Not as a denigratable point, but as to why that service should make him qualified to be president.

    The apocalypse will require substantial revision of all zoning ordinances. - Zashvill Political compass -7.88 -7.03.

    by Heiuan on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 10:39:14 AM PDT

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    •  i agree it doesnt qualify him (1+ / 0-)
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      the issue (alhtough most of the people on this blog don't understand it)is
      that it does not DISQUALIFY him

      we will lose this election on this one issue alone unless we wake up
      repubs are shrewder than us  why do u think limbaugh signed deal for 300 million today?
      all they have to do,and they will do it; is twist this around and implant in motion the idea that we are saying he is disqualified because of his service
      not sure u know the history of his imprisonment
      it is fraught  with land mines
      sean and rush and oreilly and coulter
      are leading us into the mine fields
      i know how they operate

      •  Oh, absolutely (1+ / 0-)
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        his service will not disqualify him.  I really think this whole entire cluster **** has been blown up way out of proportion.  I whined about how the 10 second sound byte has damaged us, this is what I mean. Clark gets tossed under a bus because Schieffer's statement is left out of the snippet.

        I guess the best thing that we can do is simply try to disengage.  I have to admit I liked the way Obama handled the issue at his speech in Ohio.

        Peace.

        The apocalypse will require substantial revision of all zoning ordinances. - Zashvill Political compass -7.88 -7.03.

        by Heiuan on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 03:15:00 PM PDT

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