Another difference between the candidates: One fears rain and one doesn’t.

Both Obama and McCain were scheduled to give outdoor rallies in Pennsylvania yesterday. The weather turned nasty with a cold rain that caused one of the two candidates to cancel his rally:

CHESTER, PA – Dressed in blue jeans and a black jacket, Barack Obama braved the cold rain falling in Pennsylvania, and held his scheduled rally – outdoors. “A little bit of rain never hurt anybody,” he quipped to the 9,000 who showed up in ponchos and futilely holding umbrellas.

Just an hour away in Quakertown, the rival ticket cancelled their own outdoor rally due to inclement weather. Unfazed, Obama incorporated the conditions into his speech.

“I just want all of you to know if we see this kind of dedication on election day – there is no way that we’re not going to bring change to America,” he said as the soggy crowd cheered.

Who do you think is more committed to his cause? The one who braves the rain so as not to disappoint the people who took the time to show up? Or the one who lets a little inclement weather get in the way of his plans? When Wall Street melted down one of these two men tried to suspend his campaign and delay a debate because he couldn’t handle the job of dealing with the crisis at the same time as trying to explain why you should vote for him. Sure these are mostly symbolic differences, but they also say a lot about the dedication of the men in question as well as their character in the face of adversity.

One of them lets a little rain bother them and one of them doesn’t.

I’m voting for the one who doesn’t mind a little rain.

14 thoughts on “Another difference between the candidates: One fears rain and one doesn’t.

  1. To be fair, there is one other case of a new president dying of an upper-respiratory infection.  McCain’s immune system is probably such that he shouldn’t be standing out in the rain.  Or doing any stressful activity, like running a country.

  2. I’m with the “old people shouldn’t stand around in the rain” crowd. Even if he wasn’t planning on putting Sarah “Fuck Me, Is She Serious?” Palin a heartbeat away from the Presidency, having the next President drop dead of pneumonia after two terms of Bush apparently being just fine would be disheartening. I wouldn’t want Joe Biden out there either from a humanitarian standpoint, but that’s another good reason to vote for a President who can still jog a mile and get an erection.

    Until the Republicans cough up Jack Ryan, I’m voting Obama.

  3. Until the Republicans cough up Jack Ryan, I’m voting Obama.

    Nothing that the Republicans cough up is going to be very healthy for you…

  4. Nothing that the Republicans cough up is going to be very healthy for you…

    It’s just been hairballs for quite a while, now, hasn’t it?  I want Ike back…

  5. Until the Republicans cough up Jack Ryan, I’m voting Obama.

    Jack “Hey ex-wife Jeri, let’s have sex in a cage in front of a club audience” Ryan?  That Jack Ryan?

    (Jeri, if you’re reading this, if you ever want to have sex with me, it’ll be just us two.  No cages, no club audience. Candles and Barry White on the stereo, if you want.)

    I don’t know about Jack for pres.  He was pretty much the standard; “Tax cuts, lawsuit protection for incompetent doctors, and undermine public education” Republican.  A definite hairball.

    It’s just been hairballs for quite a while, now, hasn’t it?  I want Ike back…

    Or Gerry Ford.  He was a very solid guy.  Sad that the Republicans who come to mind are dead.

  6. Yes, Gerry Ford was not that bad.  Lots of jokes were made about his supposed stupidity, but he was not stupid: just a bit stolid.  Now Dan Quayle, on the other hand…

  7. Barry White on the stereo

    Now theres a man who learnt his romancin’ in the 60’s and 70’s, though I note you said candles and not incence sticks.

    Many years ago a TV programme about the brain used Ford as an example for somthing- saying it was because he was left handed that made him appear clumsy.  The example they gave was his natural inclination was to turn left, instead of right, so bumping into the person on his left.

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