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John McCain Doesn't want your vote...

...well, not if you're a gamer.

It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others.


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Aug. 19th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
I wonder if they have any idea how many actively serving US soldiers played or still play D&D?

As for the cross in the dirt, That has not been the first time that people have raised questions about the stories similarities.

Its rather sad that the McCain camp seems to think his former POW status is a shield against scrutiny and questions. Really what has he done of note since then? Adultery? Keating 5? lost 2000? Supported the march to war?

I figure the fact that he was just the lesser of all fools for his party would have humbled him a bit.
Aug. 19th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Looks like he also doesn't want the vote of people who can't afford to move out of "mom's basement". Interesting when you consider the trend that more college graduates are moving back home because of the economy :)

Edited at 2008-08-19 09:35 pm (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Two things. First is I'm not seeing the connection between gamers and the cross story.

Second, perhaps I'm not cynical enough for 2008, but McCain's cross story sounds genuine to me, because I am sure the same thing has happened hundreds of times in the past 2,000 years. The guy who guessed Ben Hur would have done better guessing The Robe as a movie instance of the cross in the dirt. McCain no doubt saw that movie, I suspect he never read Solzhenitsyn.

McCain outlasted the GOP field by intelligent money management - last man with $$ standing. Not a bad recommendation for prez in this twisted economy.
Aug. 19th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Two things. First is I'm not seeing the connection between gamers and the cross story.

That is exactly the point. It's a cheap shot impugning the patriotism and support of troops and veterans by gamers, by an official spokesman for the campaign.
Aug. 19th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Ah. And looking back at the blog he was trying to stomp, it's by a guy who actually served in the Army.
Aug. 19th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
I suspect he never read Solzhenitsyn.

McCain wrote about his admiration for Solzhenitsyn in Hard Call: The Art of Tough Decisions, linked below;


Edited at 2008-08-19 10:16 pm (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks - now that you point it out, it would seem they have that prisoner thing in common.
Aug. 19th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Well that's a totally random insult... politics aside, it's just kind of WTF?

One would hope that the pro-McCain Dungeons & Dragons crowd doesn't take offense.

Edited at 2008-08-19 10:07 pm (UTC)
Aug. 19th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
And they exist -- I know several gamers who are strongly conservative. Two of them worked on a (failed, hallelujah) Republican Senate race two years back, and one of that pair tried to pin me down at game on who I was voting for.
Aug. 19th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
I seem to recall (last year?), a drive to send various D&D type games to a particular unit in Iraq that was putting together a 'gaming convention.'

It apparently got a tremendous response.

Yer honor, I rest my case.

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