ladies & gentlemen,
I want to say, 100% of my American co-workers and many of my relatives (paternal and maternal, though thankfully my parents and my maternal uncles and aunts have seen the light) have all expressed firm confidence that McCain will win nationally. It's somewhat disturbing. Perhaps it's delusional... perhaps it's denial... but it's very consistent. If you're a McCain supporter this morning, you're very confident of a win.
I just had an evangelical, reformed tea totaller re-born baptist in Greenville ask me on the phone on a conf call "so how is the great state of Arizona? The home of our future president doing today?" (on a call with a dozen other participants, who all thought the same way as the tea totaller) ... and I responded "I don't know, I do not live in Illinois" ... it was like I had just crapped in the punch bowl, or farted really loudly in an elevator, on the conf call.
I am just wondering, if those of us who have voted for Obama are just in denial, and that the Rovian "get out the vote" machine, combined with caging and inflated voter challenges by the right wing, combined with Diebold corrupting / flipping / skewing results, combined with a looming SCOTUS Obama vs McCain decision later this month, will all add up to 4 more years of unilateral stupidity.
I have this sinking feeling in my gut... that I hope is wrong. It's a feeling Nexium can't resolve.
The people who read this blog (now over 100 or so persons) are intelligent, and informed... perhaps hyper informed... so it seems obvious to most of us that there will be a huge celebration in Grant Park this evening... If the democrats can't pull this off this time, there's very little hope for the future of the American electorate or it's appointed / annointed / elected(?) leaders.
We'll see... il faut voir... parkalam... ya veremos.
1 year ago