Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Heavens, according to some deep thinkers - political commentators - I've attempted to assuage my white male guilt by voting for Barack Obama. Since the other candidate was a white woman, I suppose Hillary Clinton represented another kind of guilt vote.

I was delighted that both candidates had symbolic & historic significance, was moved by it. But they were the only choices left. Either way, I would have been atoning for something.

But the six names printed on the Republican line; militarists, job outsourcers, creationists, a minor TV actor, a guy whose campaign was a 9/11 version of Bill Murray's Groundhog Day, a crazy Texan with moments of lucidity concerning Iraq, what a frightening group. You night expect that after George W. Bush they couldn't help but cough up somebody better. You might. They've had 7 years to prime the pump. Their candidates resemble a Mafia family after a RICO bust, a bunch of third rate wiseguys. John "Let's go to the mattresses" McCain. Mitt "An Italian is almost a Sicilian" Romney. Mike "I renounce Satan" Huckabee. Ron "The crazy little Don"

Now all the curmudgeons call themselves libertarians.

Both candidates definitely have the ground breaking edge going for them. I go back and forth being moved by this and disgusted by the unnecessary media blitz that might make it easy to avoid the big picture.
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