Is This a Farce, or What?
To start let me say, since the unraveling of the happenings of 2000 Selection, I feel that we have not had an above board election. Even the Supreme Court said about its 2000 ruling, It should be an exception, not the rule. Even Justice John Paul Stevens is quoted:
“Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.”
Less cynical People than I are excited about the democratic primaries, and with good reason, I guess. You have what could turn out to be a first. If Barack Obama gets the nomination he could possibly be the first Black President, and if Hillary Clinton gets the nod well, we could have our first woman is the Commanders Seat. However, if the person that gets the nomination chooses the other to be a running mate, (wow) that would cause some peoples heads to explode.
I know where some of the enthusiasm comes from, and I don’t ride them to hard. It was four years ago that I was pushing for John Edwards to be the nominee for the democrats and well, as it is always when the Pennsylvania Primaries roll around the choice is already made. So I jumped on the Kerry/Edwards bandwagon and worked my ass off, only to watch the look on John Edwards face when it was announced, John Kerry conceded. Then to add salt into the wound, too find out that Kerry/Edwards actually won Ohio, and Kerry did not contest the tally.
It was also the first time in history that the exit-polls were brought into question. You have to look hard at these two elections that involved George W. Bush, as they both changed the way we look at the election process. As it looked in the two Presidential races that Bush was in, he miraculously won after being so far behind. Makes you scratch your head and say, WTF?
Now we have the “Change/Hope” team in Obama/Biden, and It’s Not that Bad Team with McCain/Palin”. However, does it seem that McCain is trying not to win at all cost. McCain is putting out as much enthusiasm, well as a man of his age would put—>out. Obama is the media darling and McCain is said to be getting a pass from the media. He might have been, but that was then and this is now. McCain’s latest move has the Media talking now. When it was announced that his Vice President pick was a little known Governor from Alaska, and her last job was Mayor of Wasilla Alaska, population 7,000. This is the person you want within a heartbeat of the presidency? It seems that the Neo-cons are telling the Democrats this is a give-me, and in four years the people will give it back to us. Or is it the Neo-cons know it is in the bag for them with the voting machines in major states already showing problems. (Hummm)
Ps. If you would like to read Governor Sarah Palin’s biography in her words go to, John McCain