The oldies are not going to like this ad.
I think there's no doubt that a President who can't use the internet or email in 2008 is pretty much not qualified.
It's like saying we should elect a President who refuses to fly on airplanes but instead prefers to travel by boat. Would you think that's okay? You probably would.
I guess I must be ignorant because I can't think of an essential Presidential duty that requires the President be able to send e-mail or use the internet. (I'm assuming his staff will be able to use the internet unless he pledges to have an internet-free White House.)
While being computer illiterate might not prevent him from completing any substantive duty, it will make doing all sorts of things much slower.
Joking aside, aren't people here lawyers who have worked in BIGLAW firms? How much gruntwork did you see the head partner on a deal actually do? Even when I was a senior associate I worked for partners who created about one document a month (other than billing invoices).
> Normally, the McCain camp would respond with false claims of victimhood.
How are we going to survive if the President doesn't use e-mail or read the internet?
McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.
I personally welcome a president that wants to do as little as possible. That was the sole redeeming quality I saw in Fred Thomson. A lazy president is far less likely to screw things up than one who takes minute interest in every detail of government.
It's not a matter of survival, it shows a complete lack of interest in learning something new that might be useful. I, for one, would like to have a president that does his utmost to keep up with the latest in all technological developments as an integral part of understanding a changing world.
...McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain's encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He's an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can't raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.
In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate's savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. "She's a whiz on the keyboard, and I'm so laborious," McCain admits.
Incidentally, there's a pretty strong (and non-luddite) audiophile movement that maintains LPs can sound much better than CDs.
Incidentally, there's a pretty strong (and non-luddite) audiophile movement that maintains LPs can sound much better than CDs
You can only lay off the blame to your staff so many times before people wonder if you are ready for prime time.
"The ad doesn't seem particularly effective to me, but I find it hilarious that people here think Obama is intentionally making fun of John McCain's war injuries. That's just preposterous. Who would do something like that? When you're running for president? If that's really the case, then I guess you guys are right, Obama must be the anti-Christ. "
Ah, start questioning McCain's disabled status. That won't bring up any bad memories for those of us with disabilities.
The first rule of holes: stop digging.
One he is far from technologically illiterate. And pretending you know the contours of his disabilities to the point of telling him how to accommodate it is wrong. Sheesh.