Slogans vs. Reality

Thomas Friedman, with whom I usually disagree,  has an article that reflects my thoughts more eloquently than I could present them. (Actually, I often agree with his generalizations and broad thoughts, but I usually disagree with his discussion of specifics and how his principles ought to be applied.)

He wonders at a ticket that chants “Experience!” “Experience!” then discards that mantra for a vice presidential candidate with absolutely no experience of the kind that it had been deemed essential.

More importantly he wonders about a ticket that proposes to adopt the policies of Bush (varying them only by increasing spending and proposing greater military aggression) and adopts the theme of “change.”

It seems that the Republicans have done what they must do. That is abandon reference to reality and run on slogans that mock it.

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