Fa 20 anys que la Barbara i jo som amics. Ella és de York, Pennsylvania, va passar uns anys a Europa i a l'Amèrica Central, i a començaments de segle se'n va tornar als Estats Units. Avui, després de llegir-se l'últim post d'In varietate concordia, m'ha enviat un mail amb una reflexió sobre què representa McCain per a molts nordamericans. Li he demanat permís per publicar-la, i aquí la teniu:
Most of the signs you see here in York are for McCain. What does this mean? Well, it doesn't mean that these McCain supporters are anti-world, anti-healthcare-for-all or anti-taxes-on-the-rich.... Instead, I firmly believe, these supporters feel McCain represents an America of the past, which was simpler, gentler, more polite. They believe that they can re-capture some of that in McCain. They do not see Bush in McCain, per se, because Bush NEVER served his country in the military the way McCain did, and around here, that means honor and high values. So, a vote for McCain equals a vote for an America that no longer exists, but that many would like to see return..... not the world's dominator, but the world's example of justice.... not the world's polluter, but the world's promoter of clean living.... not the world's pop culture exporter, but the world's beacon of honesty and hard work. This is just my take on the whole thing, but I think it's important for people to understand why so many Americans will vote for McCain.
L'he trobat un punt de vista molt interessant, per poder interpretar una mica millor el suport que rebi el candidat republicà. Potser a vosaltres també us dóna una clau més.
Barbara is a close friend of mine. We met almost 20 years ago and have been in touch ever since. She spent a few years in Europe and Central America, and in the early years of the century she moved back home, to York (PA).
Right after reading my last post, she sent me a very interesting e-mail where she gives her opinion on how many Americans see McCain, and why many of them will vote for him. She's granted me permission to publish it (above).