mav·er·ick /[mav-er-ik, mav-rik] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun
1. Southwestern U.S. an unbranded calf, cow, or steer, esp. an unbranded calf that is separated from its mother.
2. a lone dissenter, as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates.
3. an electro-optically guided U.S. air-to-ground tactical missile for destroying tanks and other hardened targets at ranges up to 15 mi. (24 km).
4. 1970 Ford Maverick
5. A couple of mavericky Mavericks
Oh and I thought this was interesting. I mean, I think McCain is grasping for straws here, and it doesn't suit him. Do you think we'll ever seen an election in our lifetime where the candidate spends the entire time prior to the election talking about the good THEY will do and foregoing all of their opponents other faults? Is that a better strategy do you think? Personally, I think by October, EVERYONE tunes the commercials, advertisements and crap out. NO one believes anything they are being told because we ALL KNOW it's a bunch of rhetoric and lies to make us hear what we want to hear. It is this way EVERY SINGLE election. I would love it if we ever had an election where the candidate was SO good that they didn't need to put out ONE single slader ad on their opponent to get voters. That their character and personality and good judgement stood on it's own and they didn't need to bash the other guy on TV every 13 minutes in order to win. It just seems not productive, and I really believe it turns all of us who WANT to be more invovled or in-tune with politics off. So whoever runs for next president, keep that in mind. Because I know you're out there reading my blog and everything. Ya know?
Here's the story, www.huffingtonpost.com
In his latest attempt to raise questions about his Democratic rival for president, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a crowd in Ohio today that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) has been lying about his name being "Barack" and that his actual first name is "That."
"The Senator from Illinois should stop calling himself 'Barack Obama' when his real name is 'That One,'" Sen. McCain said. "My friends, let's take a deep breath and ask ourselves: what kind of first name is 'That'?"
The Arizona senator made his latest allegation about Sen. Obama in the hopes of fueling doubts among undecided voters who may be uncomfortable voting for a candidate with a foreign-sounding name like "That."
"Where on earth do people name their children 'That'?" Sen. McCain asked, prompting a member of the audience to shout back, "Terrorist places!"
GOP strategist Carol Foyler said that Sen. McCain was "not fear-baiting" by raising the issue of Senator One's unusual first name.
"This is about honesty, not about someone having a weird name," said Ms. Foyler, who worked this year for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
A CNN/Time poll of likely voters taken today appeared to indicate that Sen. McCain's latest tactic could be working, at least by injecting some confusion into the presidential race.
When asked if they would vote for a presidential candidate named "That," 97% of respondents answered, "What?"