Lyrical v. Staccato?

I have a CNN-reporter-style crush on Candy Crowley.

I haven’t seen or heard the faith forum that McCain and Obama did last night with Rick Warren yet. BUT I’m very curious, especially after reading some of Crowley’s commentary. She writes:

“Huge applause when John McCain answers the question Barack Obama wouldn’t: when does a baby get human rights? McCain is clear: from the moment of conception.

McCain hints at approval for civil unions — but doesn’t go that far, just says his opposition to same-sex marriage doesn’t mean people couldn’t “enter into agreements.” Obama flat-out supported the idea.

McCain agrees with Obama that evil exists in the world. But these two men are so different — Obama is lyrical. McCain is staccato.” [I added the emphasis]

Read it all at CNN’s Political Ticker.

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~ by ohactually on August 17, 2008.

2 Responses to “Lyrical v. Staccato?”

  1. No time to digest what you wrote – but I’m leaving my website: http://kindatesst.livejournal.com …not that many people read it, either – but I put the book list there, and feel free to visit on my thoughts passing through my kitchen.

  2. Cami never showed…sad. But I have time to reply now. And complain on how I was stung by a bee and that sucked.

    What I think we need to do is go back to the drawing board: What is the role of the President? What is his/her job description? The founding fathers must have had a good idea of what it was, and that it was possible to carry out the position while still upholding church and state, or they would not have put those parameters. And yet, here we are with a debate focusing on their faith. Primary things, such as our financial debt, future plans in a global economy, world views…none are being debated. Instead, we’re listening to a debate on when conception begins.

    Why?

    Don’t get me wrong – it’s important. But in my opinion, it’s not central to today’s need for leadership. These are luxurious times. But I want to know how each nominee views America’s strengths; I want to know how they propose a plan of leadership to capitalize on those strengths in the world, and I want to see how they interact with others while they do it. I want to see what they think the American people are made of, and I want to see them propose plans to positively cultivate these strengths. This will describe their ethics, to me.

    It’s true that the president impacts ethics. I’ve only partially read “The Nine”, which is about the supreme court justices and the change that will occur if the court becomes even more conservative. But a president nominates, then the nomination must be agreed upon. It’s not solely the president’s choice.

    Frankly, I’d like to know what qualities these men look for in the people that SURROUND them – not just in themselves. Who do they have to keep them in check? Who do they have to challenge their beliefs and ideas? Who is their inner circle?

    Because you rise to the level of the people with whom you surround yourself.

    Thanks for the challenge to engage in a way I normally don’t think – with regard to politics. 🙂 Feel free to respond…

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