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McCain Speaks
Posted by: Dale Franks on Sunday, May 14, 2006

A portion of John McCain's speech at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University:
When I was a young man, I was quite infatuated with self-expression, and rightly so because, if memory conveniently serves, I was so much more eloquent, well-informed, and wiser than anyone else I knew. It seemed I understood the world and the purpose of life so much more profoundly than most people. I believed that to be especially true with many of my elders, people whose only accomplishment, as far as I could tell, was that they had been born before me, and, consequently, had suffered some number of years deprived of my insights. I had opinions on everything, and I was always right. I loved to argue, and I could become understandably belligerent with people who lacked the grace and intelligence to agree with me. With my superior qualities so obvious, it was an intolerable hardship to have to suffer fools gladly. So I rarely did. All their resistance to my brilliantly conceived and cogently argued views proved was that they possessed an inferior intellect and a weaker character than God had blessed me with, and I felt it was my clear duty to so inform them. It’s a pity that there wasn’t a blogosphere then. I would have felt very much at home in the medium.
Well, there is a blogosphere, now. And, as far as I can tell, that's the only thing that's changed.
 
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I agree with McCain. I think it is because I’m much older than most in the blogosphere.
 
Written By: VRB
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Yes, he never did learn to be graceful to those who disagree with him did he?
 
Written By: kyle N
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I agree with McCain. I think it is because I’m much older than most in the blogosphere.
I disagree with McCain ... and that’s because I’m much older than most in the blogosphere.
 
Written By: McQ
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Why is he using the past tense?
 
Written By: timactual
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Excellent repartee Dale.

McCain is right about a lot of the Blogsphere and the numerous intractables, but it’s still the pot calling the kettle black.

 
Written By: Unknown
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Cut the man some slack. Although he’s hardly a libertarian’s dream candidate, he’s the best we are likely to see in the 2008 field by a longshot.

Unless of course Mark Sanford jumps in, which is doubtful this cycle.
 
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