One more year folks. That's right, just one more year of this miserable failure in the White House. On January 20, 2009 I hope we will be inaugurating a Democrat as President of the United States. I hope.
So many people I speak with are overconfident about our chances of winning the White House that I'm just plain nervous. I'm especially nervous because it looks like the two men rising to the top in the GOP race are the likable, goofy Baptist minister and the aging war hero who was once a social moderate. Both men will appeal to southern conservatives regardless of party.
Think about it. We could be trading a man who borrowed his macho image from a chain saw to a man who borrows his macho image from
Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris, action adventure television star. Oh yippee.
The Huckster - as he is affectionately(?) called - isn't the type of man you would want to have a beer with. It's even scarier than that. Mike Huckabee is the kind of man you'd want to say a prayer with......before Sunday dinner....at Grandma's house.
Sorry folks, but that's scary. Then, of course, we have John McCain.
We could be trading a man who avoided service in Vietnam for a man who was held a prisoner of war and who is undeniably a war hero - maybe even a super hero. You just can't make any jokes about that. There's no room for sarcasm.
So, we'll talk about John McCain the politician. This is a man who is perennially confused about where he stands on the issues. John McCain is a man who has gone from saying, "But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations," to believing that life begins when there's a twinkle in Daddy's eye. Pandering to the wingers. Disgusting.
A former moderate, John McCain leans so far right he's had to have a special pair of shoes made to keep him from toppling over. Of course, falling over could prove advantageous for John McCain. It puts him on the ground which makes it infinitely easier to kiss winger
We have a tough road ahead here at BlueNC. No matter which man or woman you support for President now, we have a tough battle ahead as we move closer to November. I know we'll all still be on speaking terms, because we've weathered quite a bit of hullabaloo here at BlueNC. We're activists. We're fighters. It's going to happen. I'm confident, though, that we will all come through this primary season and work toward victory in November because when push comes to shove we are fighting for the common good. Heck, who knows....come November we might even still like each other.
One more year.