Are Pollsters Lying Or Are
Americans That Gullible?
By James Donahue
As we watch our nightly television newscasts and check our daily news links on line we are amazed how
polls appear to indicate a close “race” going on between the presidential candidates.
Having made our choice early on, we must admit that we watch such goings on with a biased eye. But nevertheless,
any numbskull should see there is no real alternative if Americans really want to see change in Washington.
We must throw the bums out. And that means all of the Bush gang, including any members of the House
and Senate who bought into the crimes committed by the current administration. That includes John McCain.
If voters think they like the way Bush has been running the country, throwing our schools into a financial
and intellectual tail-spin with that nutty “no-child-left-behind” program, launching two unnecessary wars that
have cost nearly 5,000 lives of American servicemen and women, the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi and Afghanistan
civilians and committed our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren into a multi-trillion dollar war deficit, thrown
America into a financial depression from which it may never recover, dismantled our Constitution and turned its back on the
real critical issue of global warming, then McCain is their guy.
McCain is another Bush and there has been almost no effort to disguise it. He openly supports the Bush
Barack Obama, on the other hand, may not be the perfect candidate either, but he will certainly be something
different than what we have. He calls for ending the war, for altering the tax system to start paying for some of the debt
incurred by the careless Bush Administration, for fixing the failed education system, and for using diplomacy to try to patch
the U.S. relations with other nations of the world.
What we like about Obama is that he has charisma. He delivers speeches that pack the kind of punch the
late John F. Kennedy used to have. A man with his personality has the potential of drawing us all together again as a single
nation to deal with a multitude of issues that have been neglected for too long.
Unfortunately, even if he is elected, Mr. Obama will inherit such a huge debt and such a deep financial
crisis that he may lack the tools he needs to fix much of anything. He could just be riding a dying horse as it makes it final
plunge into the crevice of utter and hopeless despair. What is worse, the next president may be remembered as the man in office
when America crashed as a great world nation.
Bush stole the office in 2000. His failures should have brought him down in 2004 but for some odd reason,
voters gave him another term. That was enough time for him to wreck everything he could get his hands on.
The man will go down in history (if there is a history) as the worst president in the history of the
United States. He should be tried for war crimes. He should have been impeached a long time ago. Unfortunately, it looks like
Bush and all the thugs sharing office with him, are going to get away with their crimes.
If Americans buy into all of the political rhetoric that slams both Obama and now his running mate,
Sen. Joe Biden, and choose the wrong man this fall, we believe the nation will lose any chance it might have had for recovery.