What could be a more ironically apt fulfillment of the chain of events started September 11 than to conclusively demonstrate to the world that we are no different than those we were attacked by?
If we allow this campaign to succeed because "It's Not About The Issues," then frankly I have to wonder what it will take to rid ourselves of those who do not care about the things that matter at the expense of a posturing old man and his theocratic stealth bimboid unit.
Please note, I'm not saying Palin IS a bimbo. I'm saying that looking like one is a proven strategy to deal with powerful men who ought to know better.
Unfortunately, those that know better already seem to be voting for issues - even the conservative ones.
Rick Davis, McCain's campaign manager, said that "this election is not about issues ... This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates." The Republicans know they will lose if they really focus on issues such as the economy, the war, healthcare, education and the environment. They are hoping that pro-choice women who supported Hillary Clinton will gravitate to Palin because she's a feisty - albeit anti-choice - woman. They are also banking on support from people who cannot bring themselves to vote for a black man.
But those non-evangelicals who back the McCain-Palin ticket do so at their peril. Not only will they continue to suffer four more years of the disastrous Bush policies; they will also find themselves living in a Christian theocracy.