Some month ago, when asked what kind of computer he used John McCain responded:
“Neither. I am an illiterate who has to rely on my wife for all of the assistance I can get.”
Now the McCain campaign has suggested that Grandpa McCain doesn’t use the computer at all:
…this morning at the Personal Democracy Forum conference, Mark Soohoo, speaking on behalf of the the Arizona senator’s Internet team, was asked whether McCain even uses a computer.
His response: “You don’t need to use a computer to know how it shapes the country.”
Really? The Republicans expect Americans to seriously consider a candidate that doesn’t use a computer?
Soohoo may be right that you don’t need to use a computer to understand its cultural and economic impact.
What bothers me is what this says about McCain’s intellectual curiosity—specifically, his lack thereof. Are we really going to elect into the most powerful office in the world, a man who shows no interest whatsoever in the most powerful product of human collective culture?
And haven’t we just experienced a painful lesson from electing a President who lacks any vestige of intellectual curiosity?