Friday, 24 October 2008

The US presidential candidates in 25 words or less

Philosopher Leonard Peikoff has upped his game since the last Congressional elections. Here's his assessment of how the US presidential candidates look to him now:

McCain: "a tired moron"
Obama: "a lying phony"
Biden: "an enjoyably hilarious windbag"
Palin: "an opportunist struggling to learn how to become a moron, a phony, and a windbag"

(I shudder to think what he would make of our local morons.)  No wonder so many rational Americans, like Myrhaf, are abstaining.


  1. Love his comments about Biden...always had a soft spot for Biden - a splendid chap, difficult to dislike, but gosh, he does go on! ha ha!

  2. McCain Palin is the best team to take USA in a new and better direction.

  3. not McCain Palin --- but Palin (McCain)

    McCain is the placeholder:

    Palin is the president the US needs and will have from 2010 to 2020!

    Palin: the first truly Christian Mayor

    Palin: the first truly Christian Governor

    Palin: the first truly Christian President

  4. Isn't two out of four supposed to be pretty good in baseball? To paraphrase Wolfgang Pauli (when mocking some statement made by a fellow physicist): "he isn't even wrong."

  5. I posted this on Myrhaf's blog:

    I respectfully disagree with the case Mr. Myrhaf makes. I won't argue with every point now (since I intend blogging on it soon). For now, I'll mention only the one aspect that is rarely mentioned: judicial appointments.

    As bad as McCain is I yet believe he will select better judges, most particularly the 1-3 Supreme Court slots that are likely to open up over the next 4-8 years. He and Obama have clearly stated their direction on this all-important issue. Obama would select creatures like Ginsburg. McCain would appoint someone like Roberts or Alito, and possibly even Thomas. Both clearly said whom they would not have voted for: Thomas in the case of Obama, Ginsberg in the case of McCain. You decide for yourself which is worse.

    Economic legislation can be watered down. Even bad foreign policy can be endured. The Supreme Court decisions (almost without exception) last forever and the Justices themselves can be in power for decades, far beyond any later administration.

    Also, as a side issue (in this context), for those worried about a religious influence, note that it is Obama who wears his Christianity on his sleeve, not McCain.

    Think about the future. Hold your nose (til it's bloody, if necessary) and vote for McCain.


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