Not to long ago, I heard some republican strategist talking during the RNC I believe, and her advice to Obama was to "talk with simpler words" and "smaller sentences". She actually argued that "blue-collar" Americans like McCain because he and Palin use smaller words!! WTF?! This is a REPUBLICAN saying this!!! What exactly does this say about their constituents?
The fact is that reporters often ask both Obama and McCain very complicated questions. Obama tends to give a more "complicated" answers. Not always in terms of "black and white" but more in hues of gray since many of the dilemmas that face our nation are complex. It's like when a 5 year old asks "where do babies come from?" and some medical doctor starts on and on about the zygotes and chromosomes and gestation's and some body's mom says, "the storks brings them." Of course one is obviously not possible but one is so simple in it's explanation, it's more readily acceptable by the child.
What should we do about America's dependence on oil?
an Obama type on-the-stump answer: "It's not gonna be easy. We need to ultimately use less oil. Find a new source of renewable energy. Look at wind and solar and natural gas. And I think, if we put our minds to it, we can be energy independent in 10 years. We can create millions of "green jobs". Plants that have been closed down, can re-open helping to create the infrastructure needed to help make America energy independent. I think that drilling for oil isn't the answer. There are thousands of acres now that oil companies have leases on that are going untapped. We as a nation us 25% of the nation's oil and even if we drilled every place we thought we'd find oil in the US, we'd only find 3% or the worlds supply." ~thedlidical paraphrase
a McCain type on-the-stump answer: "We need to drill today, drill now, drill here! The Democrats don't want to drill. they want to keep importing oil from countries that don't like us very much. Even Senator Obama has "flip-flopped" and says that he's for off-shore drilling. My friends, I've spent 5 years of my life, understanding what freedom really means. When all else was lost, I came to really love my country." ~ thedlitical paraphrase.
...to be continued.