The 1960s in the 2008 Election
Posted by Ryan on May 5, 2008
Some other chickens have come home to roost, so to speak. One undercurrent about John Kerry’s run in 2004 was how sins of the past, when everybody was doing crazy things in the 1960s and 1970s, would come back to haunt some of those idiots.
The “Swift Vets and POWs For Truth” were a perfect example of this: if you lied about your military experience and run for President on your military experience, people will (and have the right to) call you out on it. Despite the MSM’s point of view, being “Swift Boated” means someone called you on your attempt to white-wash an important time in your life when you did something stupid that could hurt your current political ambitions.
Both Obama and She Who Must Not Be Named have connections to this time period: Obama’s got Bill Ayers and SWMNBN has her own radical statements and activism. This article from the Arizona Republic draws attention to this phenomenon in the current election cycle. And, by the way, what was John McCain doing back then? Oh, that’s right, he was being degraded, beaten, and tortured in a POW camp in Vietnam. Hence, as the article mentions, that’s is why he’s immune from the attacks about bad youth behavior.
Hat Tip: Malkin.