I disagree with this statement, though it is valid. I think the true question before the American people is who will perform better with our current economical state. And I don't think that that question is based on the person but rather on the party. Do we want a conservative outlook to fix the economics or a liberal outlook?
If it were just Economics, I'd choose Michael Bloomberg or Warren Buffet. What are McCain's credentials (or intellectual ability vs. Obama)?
It isn't, though. There's nothing "wrong" with conservative economics nor with conservatives. I don't know why they should be generally shy or not, and I seriously doubt whether conservatives are more prone to being stereotyped in Hollywood, or anywhere else.
Personally (and here's some anathema for you) I think what we're going to need is an FDR type program and the democrats can do it.
What's going to get us out of the mess is not an ideology. I've had a gutfull of GWB/Neocon ideology and that's that. I feel about McCain/Palin the same way I felt before Bush 2.0 got elected: Wrong man for the wrong job.
I think many people feel as I do (about GWB, etc.). If you just try to remain calm for a bit, look at how and what it took for this nation to get out of the Depression and with that foundation we stood off the Nazis and won the Cold War....even made it to the Moon.
You don't have to agree with me, but I don't see where my thinking is wrong.
This is because in the past, the Republican Party has fared better with foreign policy than our Democrat counterparts.
I'm afraid I really don't know where you live, but here on Earth compare JFK, Bill Clinton and George Bush (either) with respect to regard the world holds. Why is it that across the world, Obama is favored 4:1 over McCain ?