Friday, October 10, 2008

NEW All Time Favorite Election-Related Video

Ok, so the video below is amazing. You should watch it, then you should send it to your grandparents, your siblings, your rabbi, your 3rd grade teacher, the guy who works at your local gas station, anybody you care about. Betty White is beloved to so many Americans and the only downside of her is that she makes me sad thinking of Bea Arthur, god bless her soul. Anyway, Betty White has some choice words about her friend John McCain and his friends.

Many thanks to Tyler for posting this on Facebook. You rock.

J Mac Attack

From the title, you might think this is just the latest The Best Way post about recent attacks in the campaign for the presidency... and maybe to a certain degree you would be right. But this attack didn't come from McCain, Palin, Cindy, Obama, Biden or any of their surrogates. It came from Vanity Fair. VF punched out a clever little fake news bit this week, publishing a mock-up cover for Out-of-Touch Weekly. Check it out:

Hat Tip: HuffPo, check out full story here.

Don't Just Stand There, Let's Get To It

Thomas Friedman wrote an op ed for the NYT recently that a friend, Deb, posted on Facebook. I'm glad she posted it, because it's a good read. In an even-handed piece advocating for a return to America making things, mixed with some independence from foreign influence ideas, but not the over simplistic ones you're used to hearing on the campaign trail, Friedman makes the case that we should push our economy green with a buildup to accompany the bailout:
Our No. 1 resource is our people. Let’s put people back to work — retrofitting and repowering America. ... You can’t base a national economy on credit cards. But you can base it on solar panels, wind turbines, smart biofuels and a massive program to weatherize every building and home in America.

Slip? No big deal? or um... something worth talking about?

How many slips make this kind of stuff worth asking questions about? How does having a running mate who most Americans think is unqualified for the Presidency (and also I think more than 50% of Americans even agree that she's not qualified for the VP slot) impact whether or not this is a question we should all be talking about.

What went wrong, when and how?

What went wrong(s?) along the way? I'd love to hear peoples' thoughts, but i think this video does a good job of capturing the phenomena that swirls around John McCain's clear disdain for Barack Obama. Perhaps I'm wrong, but let me know what you think.