New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd suggested on Sunday that Barack Obama blew his chance to play Tom Cruise to John McCain’s Jack Nicholson ala A Few Good Men during Friday’s debate, but Division Street contributor Tim Willette suggests a better analogy lies in
another Cruise movie, Top Gun, featuring the bold, risky, dangerous and instinctive Maverick squaring off against the cool, cerebral, by-the-book rules-follower Iceman.
I mean, didn’t the debate go something like this?
Obama: You two really are cowboys.
McCain: What’s your problem, Barack?
Obama: You’re everyone’s problem. You’re unsafe. I don’t like
you because you’re dangerous.
McCain: That’s right, Barack! I am dangerous.