here was obama's non-angry answer:
Well, I'll tell you what, with two months to go, I think everybody needs to feel a sense of urgency.sigh.
You know, when I hear John McCain suggest that he is going to bring about change, I am reminded of the cartoon that Tom Toles did in "The Washington Post" where he has McCain say: "Watch out, George Bush, with the exception of the economy, tax policy, foreign policy, health care policy, education policy, and Karl Rove politics, we're really going to shake things up in Washington."
i have no idea who tom toles is. neither does my dad. sorry to show my/our ignorance about political cartoonists. and i get the point, but i don't need to hear that obama thinks i need to feel a sense of urgency – i already feel it. i need him to feel it, and show it. not frustration, or anger, but urgency.
during his convention speech in denver, obama described the struggle and troubles of average americans, and then added, with great enthusiasm:
"Tonight I say to the American people, to Democrats and Republicans and independents across this great land — ENOUGH!"there's an exclamation point. there's urgency. that should be the campaign's new slogan: enough!
i don't need a pitbull with lipstick. in fact, i see pitbulls on the street and think "why would anyone want one of those? they're ugly and mean and in-bred." lipstick can't cover that up.
obama has the nerve, the wit and the intelligence to land a punch smartly, and honestly.
he just needs to do it.