Not Worried About Past Heroism; Concern Is the Present

RECEIVED Mon., April 28, 2008

Dear Editor,
    My problem is not with John McCain's past heroism but with his current lack of it, i.e., his inability to stand up and vow, "I will not be a McSame. This president has seriously damaged both our country and world relations, and that has got to be changed."
    He'd walk away with the nomination if he were to say it – as would Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. But they're all McSames.
    Now Obama just might be screaming through clenched teeth that he wants to walk into the temple on day one and overturn the merchants' tables, but he hasn't quite been able to say it so that we hear it. He's the closest though, and the one we'd all vote for if we had any sense because at least he's willing to whisper what no other politician dares even to think.
Jim Lacey
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