I’m watching the debates right now, and I absolutely cannot believe how poorly the current sitting president is doing. He is debating exactly like he did 4 years ago, with lots of “I’m going to…”, “My administration will …” If you weren’t paying attention, you wouldn’t realize that this guy has already had 4 years at it. He’s debating as if he’s not the incumbent.
When presented with facts and specifics, his best response is to banter around with barely coherent name-calling. He seems kind of spastic and defensive, and you can feel him losing it. Thinking of this as a job interview, I wouldn’t hire him as the evening manager of a laundromat.
Right now, he is stating that the Patriot Act does not require citizens to give up their rights and does not weaken due process. I can see the guy who asked the question giving him the absolute skunk eye. You can see the President losing that guy right now. I hope that all of America feels that way.
Now he is supporting his position on stem cells, saying that you can’t ‘destroy life” for this research. So, let’s see – using frozen embryos to create stem cells for medical research is “destroying life” and not worth the potential gain in curing Parkinson, Alzheimers, spinal cord injuries et al. On the other hand, he considers a free Iraq important enough to be worth over 1000 America lives. So, I work out this algebra to mean that he considers Iraq more important than the health of Americans and that he considers frozen embryos more important than living adult American soliders.
Update: As Matt pointed out in a comment, the term “unfertilized embryos” is an oxymoron. I meant “frozen embryos” and have corrected this post.