Burt Prelutsky

I am troubled by the thought that McCain’s reluctance to tell the unpleasant truth about Barack Obama is because the very junior senator is 50% blacker than he is. It’s bad enough that 90% of black voters decided on no other basis than race to vote for Obama, the allegedly post-racial messiah, when he was running against Hillary Clinton. It will be fatal for McCain if he continues to shy away from confronting his opponent, a radical Marxist and cheap political hack, simply because he lacks the guts to call a spade a spade.

Something else I don’t comprehend is why presidential candidates, who always insist they’re ready to govern on day one, don’t make a point of telling us who will be in their cabinet on that fateful day. I don’t see how it would hurt McCain to let us know that when he and Cindy move into the White House, some of the folks seated around the big table will include the likes of Defense Secretary Joe Lieberman, Treasury Secretary Mitt Romney, Chief of Homeland Security Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Newt Gingrich.

In much the same way, I’d love to know what positions Jesse Jackson, Charles Schumer, Richard Durbin, Barney Frank, Barbara Boxer, George Soros and Charles Rangel, would hold in an Obama administration. Of course, I’m assuming that Bill Clinton would be the official food taster.