Quiet confidence, humility, and rationality, are qualities I admire in my fellow man or in a leader.
No you don't. Throughout this campaign, it has been painfully obvious that Obama has none of those qualities.
Gee really, why then why is he leading in the polls and is probably going to win this thing.
Look pal, if he wins you won't be able to excuse it by saying only blacks, minorities, or far left "libs", voted for him. It will mean many, many, gun owning, hunting, middle of the road, people voted for him. Are you saying half if not more of America is wrong?
Through your, to what in my view is a flawed prism, you see men like Bush and Cheney as having those qualities. To me they wouldn't know humility, reason, rationality, honesty and integrity, if it bit them in the !@#!
You in my opinion are a dogmatic ideologue who is incapable of looking at anything objectively.
Being ahead in the polls doesn't mean you're quietly confident, humble, and rational. Hitler and Mussolini were wildly popular when they got voted into office.
I never saw Bush recreate the Nuremburg rally by posing in front of greek architecture in a stadium packed with more people than a Cecil B. DeMille spectacle. But I did see him slumped down in a chair jokingly tapping my son's elbow and counseling him about going to college. So yes, I'd say Bush is the more humble of the two. I think that covers quiet confidence, too.
As for rationality, Obama's been all over the charts and shifting positions on the surge and other things, saying whatever things he thinks will get him ahead. That is, if he has his teleprompter -- don't forget how utterly incoherent he becomes if he loses the script. He also has a long record of 2nd Amendment attacks, and has lately begun to attack the 1st Amendment as well. And as for Biden -- what can I say about a guy who thinks FDR was president in 1929 and went on TV after the stock market crashed?
I don't know if I'd say half the country is wrong, but I think the vast majority have let religious fervor overcome their sensibilities -- as evidenced by your willingness to believe Obama's not anti-gun despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. I think I'd be more inclined to use words like "misled" or "deceived" -- maybe even "hoodwinked."
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...