A study of contrasts

The most obvious contrasts between the presumptive Presidential nominees are that of race and age, but there is much more.

What Ray Robison writing at The American Thinker calls Sen. Barack Obama's "easygoing and non-confrontational style" could just as easily be called a lack of spine. Despite Sen. Obama's considerable communication skills, American's prefer their Presidents to possess some spine (to varying degrees).
On the other end of the spectrum sits Sen. John McCain. A Google search for "temper John McCain" reveals over 12,700 results in a typically blistering Google speed of .11 seconds. McCain's temper is well-documented, and perhaps he possesses a bit too much spine.

So which is worse, too little spine, or too little? It all depends. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Vladimir Putin must be licking their chops at an opportunity to manipulate a foreign policy greenhorn like Obama. On the other hand, although McCain's temper may do more harm than good, The FDC believes that it's better to err on the side of "spine", i.e. McCain. Especially when dealing with characters like Ahmadinejad, Putin, and Hugo Chavez.

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