While the country has serious matters at hand -- war, energy, the economy, healthcare, the environment -- John McCain's campaign manager said today, "This election is not about issues." This, of course, is the fervent hope of Rick Davis and others who support McCain, because the Republican Party would have no chance. They are on the wrong side of the issues.
Davis went on to say, "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates." So if the GOP and their mudslingers can sully the image of Barack Obama in the eyes of enough voters -- as they did with Al Gore and John Kerry -- then just maybe they can steal another election while advocating policies that work against the interests of most Americans.
They will stop at nothing. What October surprise, its hour coming round soon, slouches toward Washington to be born? (Many apologies to W. B. Yeats.)