Candidates’ plans for peace just gibberish

Freedom New Mexico

Can it be that elections tend to bring out whatever latent stupidity candidates and their supporters may harbor, or that they induce people to say stupid and simplistic things in the belief that voters respond only to the stupid and simplistic?

What inspires such dire reflection at this moment is the increasingly shrill and pointless debate over whether likely Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will or should go on what some call a freshman tour of egregious dictators, talking simply for the sake of talking, to show them that he’s not Bush.

The discussion doesn’t reflect well on either side.

Last July in a debate, Obama said he would be interested in direct talks with Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other detestable leaders, and Hillary Clinton immediately accused him of terminal na