I wonder if the following conversation should have taken place among Republican leaders prior to the Convention. To paraphrase a line from the movie “O’Brother Where Art Thou?”…
Mark Salter: Obama is the candidate for change!
Rick Davis: – Yeah? – A lot of people like that change.
Maybe we should get us some.
McCain: I’ll “change” you, you soft-headed son of a maverick.
How we gonna run “change”? We’re the incumbent!
Is that the best you can come up with? “Change”?!
Weepin’ Jesus on the cross. That’s it!
Start drafting my acceptance speech right now.
We know that the above conclusion of Sen. McCain most likely did not occur. Last week we witnessed the improbable vision of a slew of congressional and political leaders of the party. The same ones that have been in power for six of the past eight years arguing for “change”.
They argued that liberal and political corruption within congress is the greatest cause of government breakdown. This need for reform of government was cited as a panacea for issues, which concern Americans. It should be noted, that there was no explanation of how such reform would solve many kitchen table issues central to voters.
Furthermore, as the fictitious Gov. Menelaus Pappy O’Daniel stated in the film “O’Brother Where Art Thou?” Republicans are the incumbents. Not one speaker acknowledged that they were advocating cleaning up corruption and business as usual from their own party. Rudy Giuliani even blamed liberals for decisions made by conservative legislators and Supreme Court Justices.
Are we to be fooled into believing that the party in power of both house of congress (the majority of those in the Judicial Branch) and the Executive Branch are going to reform government? Why would they do that? I am more inclined to believe that partisanship is still de rigueur in the GOP… beware a wolf in sheep’s clothing!