Wednesday, September 03, 2008

What Century Are We In?

As I left the golf course tonight (shot 39 in our 9-hole league), I picked up NPR and the republican convention. A video was being shown to the conventioneers between speakers, a video outlining all the things McCain would do if he was president.

I was shocked to hear, between such ideas as McCain hastening generic drug approvals and McCain strengthening alliances, that he would bring "20th century information technology" to government. A Freudian slip, no doubt.

The problem is that McCain would champion lots of 20th century ideas as solutions to the problems of the 21st century. He can't escape his generation, and the world has passed him by in more ways than I could enumerate. Not now, not ever, not McCain. For the children.

1 comment:

ThomasLB said...

I think a legitimate question (for both candidates) would be: if you've got all these fantastic ideas, why haven't you already submitted them as bills so they could be debated and voted on? Both candidates have been in office at a time when their own party was in the majority. What were they waiting for?