Sunday, September 21, 2008

Closer and Closer Apart


The only thing worse than waking up to devastating financial news is devastating election news.

McCain is ahead in Ohio. 48-42%. I swear, it has making my stomach turn all morning. Yeah, I could get a big-ass Obama sign for our corner lot, but the reality is, Obama will carry Cleveland. It's the southern, more podunk areas (yeah, I'm talkin' to you New Lebanon, Wapakoneta and Cincinnati) with their gun-toting, papa don't preach, I'm keeping my baby, ways.

Yes, it is the white voters, more specifically, the white man, who is tipping the scales for the old white man. Same old political machine. Same old story, same old song and dance. Possibly 4-8 more years of this shit.

Since 1944, Ohioans have sided with the losing candidate only once – opting for Nixon over Kennedy in 1960. Double UGH.

I hate the ill-informed. Like a man quoted in the paper today saying he will vote for McCain because of the democrats stance on abortion. oooooooooooookay. When will someone inform him that McCain (personally) is pro-choice. Politically, maybe not. But then all democrats are not pro-life either.

Ok - there is some good news. I hope. These polls were done two weeks ago - before Bear Stearns, before AIG, before the proposed $700 BILLION bail-out.

Here are some McCain's quotes from a few months ago: 'I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated." Or this one, "The Issue Of Economics Is Not Something I've Understood As Well As I Should."

Don't get me started on Palin and her spin on economics.

Denton points out to me, that while yes, all this is true, people (read: voting public) don't read the papers or political journals. I hate it when he's right.

I can barely wait for the debates....and then on the other hand, I don't want to see.

Song by: Mary Chapin Carpenter

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