- McCain is old and not in the best of health and there is real concern that he might not live through one let alone two presidencies. If he were to die in office then Sarah Palin would become President, that really would be scary.
- McCain can be very charming but his Achilles heel is his violent temper. A great strength of Obama is that he has shown himself to be totally calm and in control of himself. He also I think is prepared to take soundings from his advisers and act with good sense in a crisis. I'm old enough to remember the Cuban Missile Crisis when President Kennedy faced down Kruschev and the Russians. Hopefully we will never see anything like that again but it would be good to know that there was someone in The White House who would take a measured decision if the necessity arose.
Monday, 20 October 2008
Why we need Obama not McCain
The world seems to have been particularly fascinated with the unfolding of the Presidential race in the USA this year and I'm no exception. The first thing to say is that whoever wins it will not be a Bush or a Clinton, thank goodness for that at least. I'm no expert on American politics and can't claim to fully understand the policies of Barack Obama and John McCain but there are two very very powerful reasons why I hope that Obama wins: