Apparently it can. I’m fed up with all the ridiculous attempts to smear candidates or come up with outrageous and inane excuses to invalidate their respective campaigns.
I start with the latest asinine assertion by the Democratic Party:
John McCain Not a US Citizen, therefore ineligible to become President. I got to love the complete and utter nonsense of this claim by those opposed to McCain. Are these people that pathetic and desperate or are they simply completely and utterly stupid? I betting on the latter on this point. Any US citizen who attended public school should know that the Panama Canal Zone was a territory at the time McCain was born there and thus automatically a U.S. citizen, just like Barry Goldwater was a citizen even though he was born in Arizona when it was a territory. It doesn’t matter if the PCZ was never incorporated into the United States and instead later turned over to Panama.
And from the Republicans:
Barrack Obama is a Muslim. As if someone’s religion automatically makes someone an enemy of the state. Get real. Anyone who subscribes to notion that loyalty to the United States is determined by their religion is a utter moron. Add to the fact that Obama is a Christian and the claim gets downright idiotic. Obama wearing traditional Kenyan (not Somali as erroneously stated by the ill informed) garb is also irrelevant. Hate mongering and pandering only feed into the perception that Americans, and Republicans in particular, are hateful bigots and Christian right wing nut bags.
Knock off the muckraking and let the candidates debate. If you want to attack each other, back it up with facts and positions not innuendo and intentional misinterpretation of our nation’s Constitution and laws. Perhaps I’m too much expecting a measure of intelligence, maturity and decorum to these political campaigns since they all keep claiming to want to be different than past campaigns.