Just a quick entry before I get ready for tomorrow (wouldn’t YOU like to know what I’m doing?)…
Now, IF I were sitting on the fence wondering which way to vote come November I think that the following would bother me somewhat, because I kind of want a President that at least pretends… you know… to listen to me.
“I’m not going to change,” he said. “I won’t change my philosophy or my point of view. I believe I owe it to the American people to say what I’m going to do and do it . . . I’m not going to change because of polls. That’s just not my nature.”
I think the first thing I get from his saying “I’m not going to change,”, “I won’t change my philosophy or my point of view.”, and “I’m not going to change because of polls.” is that he is not going to change. And further, that it is not his nature to change. Someone must have told him that change frightens the voters or maybe he believes his obstinacy is a point of pride, in any event his declaration that he will continue to do what he wants to do even if a poll tells him most Americans are against it is not what I want in a public servant. I am pretty sure that he is not promoting stagnation when he rails against change, rather it is just a big “screw you” to anyone who disagrees with him. Don’t like a war that never ends? Tough!
He and I disagree somewhat on his chances for another term however:
“I’m not going to lose,” he shot back when Russert asked him to consider that possibility. “I don’t plan on losing. I have got a vision for what I want to do for the country. See, I know exactly where I want to lead.”
Me, me, me. Apparently he is a uniter, not a divider as he eloquently illustrates by using language that shows us how he plans on carrying out the people’s will. Nobody PLANS on losing with a war chest the size Bush has but let’s face it Dubya, things are not looking too good for you. You are not going to lose? Have you cleared that with Jeb?
Maybe I ask for too much, but a little humility in a candidate would be nice.