The Eclectic Quill

October 7, 2008

“War Heroes Don’t Cry”, an Open Letter to John McCain

Filed under: Politics — Kelly @ 12:51 pm

Dear Mr. McCain,

As the primary season was going on I took you at your word when you said that you wanted to run a civil campaign. I hoped you would win. I even considered the possibility of voting for you, but almost as soon as the primary season ended, so did your self-respect. You want to complain that "life isn’t fair" but I’d contend that what you are witnessing is life being fair. War heroes don’t cry John McCain.

Perhaps the reason for your plummet in the polls has nothing to do with the electorate not appreciating your "noble sacrifice" when you made tried to pass off a cheap parlor trick as concern for the country, but has more to do with them seeing it for what it really was. Perhaps they also noticed the way you panicked and adopted a "policy of the day" strategy, changing your mind more often than you change your clothes. Or, perhaps it has something to do with the way they noticed that it was your commitment to deregulation, the very cause of the crisis, which you not only failed to take responsibility for, but even tried to suddenly paint yourself as the very opposite of. War heroes own up to their mistakes John McCain.

It could be that people saw that spiteful woman, who herself admits that she is a dog with lipstick. There’s another word for female dogs, and she’s sure lived up to that word. It’s not just her idiocy that calls into question your judgment, it’s her vindictiveness , her lying , her-self serving "public service ," her patriotic tax dodging , and most of all her slanderous accusations. Sarah Palin is an irresponsible, sloppy, seat of the pants gamble, and it reflects something of your character. War heroes don’t play dice with the nation John McCain.

Maybe it is your new penchant for lying. You lied about Obama when you said he wanted to teach Kindergarteners how to have sex , you lied when you accused Obama of calling Palin a pig , you lied when you said that Obama wants to increase the size of the government by 23 percent , you lied about Obama’s energy policy , you lied about his tax policy and you lied about him being to blame for high gas prices . You lied about him on Iran , on Pakistan , on Afghanistan , on Iraq , and on the troops , and this is barely the icing on the cake. Then you have the audacity to be offended at the notion that you’ve been anything less than truthful . Perhaps the reason the electorate is turning against you Mr. McCain, is that regardless of how you get offended at the suggestion, you are a liar. War heroes don’t lie Mr. McCain.

Or perhaps it’s your campaign strategy of trying to anger your own base. You ignore your responsibility to curb them when they accuse your opponent of being a terrorist, or even when exhortations of killing him are shouted at your running mate’s rally. It is sad and pathetic that you would let these things pass. What you have done is not to inspire the public, what you have done is incite the masses. John McCain, war heroes don’t incite, they inspire.

Whatever you once were is no longer who you are. You have become a whiner, an excuse maker, a gambler, a liar and rioter. You have no shame, no dignity and no respect due you. I gave you respect for what you did in the war but now you have betrayed that and wasted it. You are a weak, pathetic man, who won’t even own your own campaign, but instead hide behind the skirts of an Alaskan beauty queen. Perhaps instead of making excuses and feeling sorry for yourself, you should do something truly heroic and own up to your mistakes and failings. You might not win the election, but you might start winning back the respect of the electorate.


The Eclectic Quill



  1. Hi. I read a few of your other posts and wanted to know if you would be interested in exchanging blogroll links?

    Comment by Jamie Holts — October 7, 2008 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  2. Certainly! Thanks for the invitation!

    Comment by kelly — October 7, 2008 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

  3. You forgot “adulterer”. Oh, and Plain too.

    Comment by nikolai — October 7, 2008 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

  4. Hello. I was reading someone elses blog and saw you on their blogroll. Would you be interested in exchanging blog roll links? If so, feel free to email me.


    Comment by Jamie Holts — October 7, 2008 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

  5. WOW. now that is perfect kelly!
    I stand & applaud you, very powerful!

    Comment by CK0712 — October 7, 2008 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  6. Nice post buddy. I’m not much into politics, but at least I’m glad you follow it closely so I can figure out what’s going on.

    Anyway, I’ll catch up with you later, and thanks for the good words on the WBE site!


    Comment by David Funk — October 7, 2008 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  7. dude

    the wacky thing about McSame choosing Bush with a bush

    McSame voted AGAINST equal pay

    and they said Kerry was a flip flopper

    Comment by 3rdStoneFromTheSun — October 7, 2008 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  8. Well done, Kelly. McCain looked very old and very tired the other night, my friends. His campaign is starting to look the same way.

    Comment by ShakySpker — October 8, 2008 @ 11:46 pm | Reply

  9. John McCain is also a good politician and he got some good political ideology. i admire John McCain more than Obama.

    Comment by Jamie2 — October 28, 2009 @ 2:02 am | Reply

  10. John McCain might have been a good US President but the people in the US does not need another Republican, that is why he lost in the election. Obama perfectly states the need of the people in his campaign slogan and that is “change we can”.

    Comment by Jadee — January 11, 2010 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

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