This past weekend, while at a baby shower, I overhead one of the guests, an Obama supporter, talking about the prospect of Ms. Hillary winning the Democratic nomination. While he would not be eager to vote for the former First Lady, he would do so because John McCain was so corrupt.
I guess this guy gets his news from the New York Times.
In the past few weeks, that once-respected paper has run a number of articles suggesting that the Republican nominee has offered favors to campaign contributors and fetching female lobbyists. Given the paucity of evidence to support their charges, people (including Democrats) have been more critical of the newspaper’s political judgment than the Arizona Senator’s legislative actions.
Well, that is, except for some diehard left-wingers, eager to believe anything published in their favorite newspapers (or posted on their favorite sites) which reinforces their views on the venality of Republicans.
They may have liked John McCain in the past, largely because he often parted ways with their nemesis, George W. Bush, even attempting to thwart some of the president’s policy initiatives, but now that that courageous veteran is the GOP standard bearer, he must be destroyed.
It seems that just like they believed anything critical of Bush, they now believe anything critical of McCain, not because it’s true, but because they want it to be true.Â Their main interest afterall is not painting an honest picture of Republicans, but defeating them.
And let’s hope that the Republican presidential nominee and his team are aware of their desire to demonize any Republican who has a chance at victory, so they can respond accordingly and expose the malicious intent and partisan rancor of their adversaries in the media, old as well as new.