Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just call him Buggywhip McCain!

Mac or PC? @ Yahoo! Video

So McCain's favorite movie of 2008 so far has been "Viva Zapata!", the 1952 Elia Kazan classic.

I don't know which is worse, the fact that he was the one candidate who in no way answered or even acknowledged the actual question, or the fact that he may not have seen a new movie in 56 years.

I guess I can well appreciate that Senator McCain has been too busy to see a movie in the last three generations, what with the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, the end of the Cold War, and everything else thats happened. And honestly that's fine... I would rather he were focused on making the country a better place rather than watching "Iron Man" with the nerds down at the cineplx.

But the lack of ability to use a computer is more troubling... Is McCain really the man to lead us through what is warming up to be an era of profound global transition - a man who has completely missed a 30 year long personal computer revolution?

Do we need a guy who is working on the level of Senator Ted Stevens, who plainly has NO idea how today's technology works despite vice-chairing the Senate's Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation - the group responsible for congressional oversight of the Internet?

Or do we want a guy like Barack Obama, who trades personal email with starlets like Scarlett Johansson from the campaign trail?

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