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As I lament the Presidential nominees and their lack of forthrightness, I can't help but wonder how this would have all gone down had John McCain actually ran as John McCain.

For decades now this man has easily been my favorite politician in Washington. Always being for the people, standing up against the lobby, doing his own thing and seperating from the pack of liars that permiate my political party. (not that the Dems arent full of frauds).

But here we are, my main man finally getting his chance, and instead of being who he really is, he decided to suckle at the tit of deceit and deception, formally known as the Rove machine. Yuck.

What really suprises me most is that I always felt Bush and McCain hated each other, especially after Karl Rove's mechanism of deceit hurled lie after lie about McCain when he went up against Bush several years ago for the head job.

Sadly, instead of staying on course as a man of integrity, he saddled up the palomino with the same liars who helped Bush deceive the nation into beleiveing he cared about anyone other than himself.

As for Obama, he doesnt need the Rove machine to be deceitful. He's good at it all on his own: uses others speeches as his own, makes false claims about ads, denies knowing his pastor is a racist hate monger. Out of those three, it is easily the last that bothers me most, especially considering he (Obama) sat in that church while hate spewed forth, as proven by audio recordings, and didn't IMMEDIATELY distance himself. Instead he played the 'I had no idea' card. This means either he's a liar or just goes to church so people can see him there. Either option there points to a lack of discernment and integrity.

Sickening, it is, that so many people throng to to him like he's a savior of some sort. He's not. He's just a man, who also happens to be less than honest. Point this out to his supporters and you are more a racist than the pastor he listened to. Like Bruce Springsteen said years ago "Blind faith in your leaders will get you killed". Smart words there from the boss, uttered some 20 years ago.

It's like a big glass of lactose intolerence.

With a couple weeks to go I still don't know what I'm going to do. I don't trust Obama at all. And McCain? Do I even know him anymore? Did I EVER know him? Both their running mates are morons. I guess if pinned down I'd have to give the edge to Biden, just because he's truthful to a fault; rather, detriment of his alli.

Looks like its going down to the wire folks. At least for those who look at things thru the eyes of discernment.

Take care and God bless


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