Tag Archives: Election 2008
Just before the conventions I predicted Obama 304, McCain 234.
My final Electoral College prediction
I am not an ideologue, a Democrat, nor even an American. But I am in New York today. I came here from Toronto just to be here when history is made and America turns a corner on an eight year blight that that has done damage it will take 3 times that long to undo… if ever.
And brought my two and a half year old son.
I will be telling him about this day years hence and how he was there when:
A) reason triumphed over the basest of instinct
B) An election was truly stolen in broad daylight in multiple States by more than a little local malfeasance and the people rose up in their righteous fury and hunted down the CEO of Diebold Inc.
Seven years ago, at a point when everyone was shaken and the ground was still burning, I flew down to New York and Texas to spend some dollars and time with my American brothers at an hour of need and uncertainty. It was a time when the entire civilized world felt pain and empathy, and picked sides in a war against ignorance, saying “I am an American”.
Then George W Bush and his reckless cronies did everything possible to squander that goodwill, bankrupt America, debase it’s international standing and violate her most sacred rights.
Today we start to turn it around.
Francis Fukuyama endorses Obama in American Conservative magazine
Why? Oh I believe the really really freaking obvious reasons.
I’m voting for Barack Obama this November for a very simple reason. It is hard to imagine a more disastrous presidency than that of George W. Bush. It was bad enough that he launched an unnecessary war and undermined the standing of the United States throughout the world in his first term. But in the waning days of his administration, he is presiding over a collapse of the American financial system and broader economy that will have consequences for years to come. As a general rule, democracies don’t work well if voters do not hold political parties accountable for failure. While John McCain is trying desperately to pretend that he never had anything to do with the Republican Party, I think it would a travesty to reward the Republicans for failure on such a grand scale.
The American Conservative has been an admirable oasis of intellectual honesty in this campaign. The shameless whore/shills at National Review should be taking notes.
George Parker writes in the New Yorker that Republican stalwart Ken Adelman is supporting Obama.
To me he will always be the Reagan arms control guy with the Arnold Horshack hair who put the screws on the Russians with SDI and medium range missiles, but he has had roles in every GOP administration going back to Nixon.
The man who introduced Cheney to Wolfowitz. How is that for an episode of The Dating Game From Hell.
I guess by John McCain’s definition she isn’t rich