20 August 2008

McCain Staffer Disses D&D, Moms' Basements

In a rare double affront to D&D playing bloggers (such as myself), one of John McCain's campaign team members, Michael Goldfarb, was recently quoted as saying:
"It may be typical of the pro-Obama Dungeons & Dragons crowd to disparage a fellow countryman's memory of war from the comfort of mom's basement, but most Americans have the humility and gratitude to respect and learn from the memories of men who suffered on behalf of others."
As is typical of McCain and his campaign, there isn't much logic in that statement. What does D&D have to do with Obama and what does that have to do with a war? There is absolutely zero connection there. Even more, I'm sure he's pissing off a fair amount of nerdy white supporters who don't get out much. I mean, I play and all, but I know that there are plenty of gamers out there who, let's just say, "aren't quite up to speed". Taking a different tack, it's D&D players who have basically designed the world's information networks, so this is a poor strategic move on their part. But then again, they aren't gamers, so how would they know strategy, from football games?

(I recommend reading through the comments on that link as some of them are hilarious)

1 comment:

Wayne said...

An odd comment, given that McCain could pass for some sort of D&D-ish troll of some sort.