[Guest post by DRJ]
I was reading the ABC Blog that discussed the media’s most beloved topic – dueling GOP politicians – and the topic du jour was (in my words) “Does it matter if we ever catch Osama Bin Laden?”
I thought everyone had a good point. Fred Thompson thinks OBL is symbolic, John McCain thinks OBL is a significant threat (and he’ll “get him”), and Mitt Romney thinks OBL is the face of evil. Still, it made me wonder if their positions on OBL are metaphors for their philosophies on the war on terror.
If so, does that mean you more likely to identify with:
Fred Thompson — if you see this as a long-term war on terror that is not personality driven?
John McCain — if you see this as a war of wills with specific people, somewhat like WWII with Hitler, Mussolini, etc.?
Mitt Romney — if you see this as an ideological or moral war?
Rudy Giuliani wasn’t included in the responses but feel free to add his position on OBL and/or your thoughts regarding how he fits into this theory in the comments.