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McCain Rolls Out Latest Production - Atlas Plugged

September 25th, 2008 | by Daniel DiRito |

It’s difficult to discern the logic behind the latest political stunt by John McCain. Yes, it may well have been a worthwhile gamble given all of the circumstances, but it also indicates a questionable propensity to engage in reckless risk taking. I suspect once the voting public digests the situation, the conclusion will be that John McCain isn’t the safe bet he may have seemed to be at the start of this campaign.

In fact, I’m willing to bet that his hasty and inconsistent actions only add to the anxiety that voters already feel. I say as much from my own personal experiences with crisis management. In virtually every instance, the individual who remains calm and measured invariably surfaces as the preferred authority figure to lead those involved in the crisis.

The fact that John McCain has been all over the board on this economic meltdown makes it implausible that he’ll be selected to lead. His actions simply fail to comfort or instill a sense of confidence. Instead, his actions run the risk of alienating those who are desperately in search of solace in the throes of a storm.

Time will tell if McCain’s wager will return the desired reward or leave him high and dry. I think it will be the latter. I keep getting this image in my head of a marching band…one where John McCain is the drum major…dressed in an ornate outfit…hoisting his baton and blowing his whistle…proudly high stepping down the football field…fully oblivious to the fact that the band is heading in the opposite direction.

With that said, I put together the following graphic to capture the essence of McCain’s miscalculation and the motivations that may have led him to this moment. The graphic is intended to be tongue-in-cheek. Unfortunately, McCain’s seemingly unhinged unilateral action, so similar to many of those taken by the man currently seated in the White House, is more apt to send a cold chill down one’s spine.


Cross-posted at Thought Theater

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  1. 2 Responses to “McCain Rolls Out Latest Production - Atlas Plugged”

  2. By Independent Mind on Sep 25, 2008 | Reply

    You gotta give it to Barack Hussein Obama, he is calm and collected while he sits back and watches John McCain take action to deal with the economic crisis! I don’t know about you, but I prefer the person who runs into the burning building in an attempt to save my life over the person who calmly sits by and watches it burn!

    Actions speak louder than words, but failing to act is even louder still! Once McCain proposes whatever fix he thinks will work, Obama can come in and vote present. That seems to be the best he he has to offer.

  3. By RainBro on Sep 25, 2008 | Reply

    Nice graphic, Daniel. Ayn Rand would be proud.
    I’d only have to add that an independent mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    The Republicans and the Bush Administration are putting my Communist background to shame with their latest shenanigans.


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