Originally Posted by ckblv
Remember, "Ask NOT what your country can do for YOU, ask what YOU can do for YOUR country"
Those are fighting words to todays Dems, they all believe the Government should take care of everyone and entitlement rules the day.
You find a JFK to run on the Democratic ticket and I will vote Democrat.
I think perhaps your interpretation of that quote is different than other people or perhaps even JFK intended, especially given the speech from which it was quoted from. However, that's neither here nor there, but I did want to say.. there's really no reason to make comments like that about democrats. That's an extremely confrontational, arrogant and snide comment from you. And, truly, it wasn't even close to the original topic.
Lookingglass, I don't think it particularly dates them. I don't think that I would make my choice on who would most effectively fit the job based on whether they're technologically inclined or not. I don't really see that technology is part of their job, given that they've got so many advisors and staff people that are there to know the technology for them. The only thing I personally see as an issue there is that it's a missed opportunity. I think candidates should be more personally involved with the public, whether they're democratic or republican. This country should be about the people, considering it's, in theory, a democracy and I think that being more personally involved with communities and the general public gives a candidate a better idea of what he needs to represent our country properly.. whatever that is, and completely aside from my personal viewpoint on politics.
Anyway, I think that their ideas, whether or not they're challenged by technology, are what makes them right or wrong for the position (subject, of course, to an individual's interpretation of what's right or wrong).