The Legacy Debate ...

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Mar 31, 2008 12:22 PM
MKH/AC -- Do you really think most average Americans connect with the legacy angle McCain is pushing? 

I personally admire Sen. McCain's admirable service to our country.  I think his service is a selling point to his candidacy. 

All four of my uncles on my mother's side of the family served in the military.  But the fact that McCain's grandfather and father were high-ranking military officers doesn't especially connect with me.  My uncles were like gunny sergeants, or something.  They certainly weren't Admirals.

What is more, I wonder what in the world that has to do with his ability to lead ...  I don't really want to vote for anyone because of what his or her ancestors did -- or didn't -- do. 

I'm guessing that there are some families who trace there military history back to serving in the Revolutionary War -- and maybe this appeals to them -- but that's not the world I come from. 

Again, all my mother's brothers served, but there aren't any Civil War swords hanging on my fireplace, or anything ...

Granted, this is the first day of his bio tour.  It's an introduction, and my guess is that we won't be focusing on his family legacy for long. 

Am I out in, um, "right" field here???