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February 6th, 2008
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What is he running for?
From this morning's NY Times:

“Tonight, I think we must get used to the idea that we are the Republican Party front-runner for the nomination of president of the United States,” Mr. McCain said to cheers on Tuesday night in Phoenix, after winning his home state, Arizona.


"We are the Republican front runner"? We?

Remember what Twain said, John. Only royalty, editors, and people with tape worms are entitled to use first person plural about themselves.

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From:barenakedrachel
Date:February 6th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
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Lol!

Must be tape worms...
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From:mofic
Date:February 6th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
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:-) Poor man.
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From:executrix
Date:February 6th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Although by and large I wish he'd go soak his head in a bucket, I think a fair interpretation is that's Halftime Speech-ese for "Me and you wonderful Amurrican patriots who voted for me."
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From:mofic
Date:February 6th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Well, I would agree if he had said "We won." But "We are the nominee"? I don't think any candidates see the people who vote for them as part of "the nominee."

Edited at 2008-02-06 03:29 pm (UTC)
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From:tobias_cur
Date:February 6th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
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What is he running for?

Umm, Queen of the G.D. Universe? *snap*

Maybe ‘we’ refers to himself and the little co-pilot in his zipper?

Maybe there’s a little man in his finger that told him to run for president?

Ok, seriously… I think it’s an attempt to acknowledge the hard work of all the people it took to get him there. There’s no ‘I’ in team…all that crap. **shrug** I’m not a McCain fan but he does seem capable of secular thought and making decisions based on empirical logic rather than what his zealous advisors and daddy tell him to do. If I was stuck with another Republican, he’d be the guy I’d pick because he doesn’t lick Jesus’ boot straps; though really I’m hopeful Clinton or as a second choice Obama will step up and whoop his proverbial…
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