My guy lost

OK, I’m back from Florida, and wanted to quickly comment on the election since I had to dig through a slew of mean comments, I-told-you-so’s, and other nonsensical things.

Obviously, my guy (McCain for those of you who are first-timers here) didn’t win.  But I don’t see Obama’s win as an “in-your-face” victory at all.  Depending on what poll you’re looking at, McCain captured 46-48% of the popular vote, which is fairly significant.

Yes, it’s about time that the United States had a black President, but it’s also time we had a female vice-president.  For all the pundits who didn’t want to make Obama’s campaign about race, they’re sure doing a fair amount of talking about it now.  By the way, Obama is also half-white, but I guess his caucasian ancestry got lost somewhere in his rise to power.  Just because I didn’t choose Obama dosen’t mean I am against having a black man (or woman) as President, I am just not too thrilled with Obama becoming the next President.

In a way, I’m glad that McCain didn’t win–not because I don’t think he would make an excellent President, but because he would have been ripped apart by the media, the pundits, and all the rabid folks determined to make Obama president.  Add in eight years of rule by an unpopular President, and it’s easy to see how McCain-Palin were fighting a losing battle.

I, for one, am honored to have been a part of the McCain-Palin campaign.  John McCain, though he may have lost this election, has something that can never be lost–honor.

P.S. At least the senator whose campaign I also worked on won re-election.  Go Charlie Dent!!!

Now I’m putting the election to rest and moving on.  Stay tuned for information on my recent vacation in the sunshine state.

0 thoughts on “My guy lost

  1. For the record, I wouldn’t have voted for Hillary simply because she’s a woman any more than I – or most of those who – voted for Obama because he’s black. It’s a historical win, indeed, that will surely land Obama his own chapter in future history books. But that’s not why he was elected. And I don’t think it’s fair to imply otherwise… 🙂

    On the same token, had McCain won, Palin would’ve likely won a full chapter for herself. She would have made history as the first female to win the VP title (she wasn’t the first nominee any more than Obama was the first black nominee.) But again, it would have been icing on the cake rather than the cake itself.

    I also think it’s fair to assume that, over the next four years (possibly eight, but we’ll see how the first four go), Obama will bear his share of media slime, not only in the continuing barrage of lies hurled by radical opinionated bloggers (who are STILL claiming he’s “not black,” “not American,” “a friend to terrorists,” blah blah blah), but also by the mainstream media for no other reason than the fact that he is inheriting America at one of its lowest points, financially and militarily speaking. His job won’t be easy, and the media won’t make it any easier. Especially not Fox news or Talk Radio. But it’s what he fought for…so he better be up to the task and able to focus beyond the bad press.

    On a side note, I really wish McCain had run for Presidency back in 2000. I firmly believe he was, at that time, one of – if not the – most amiable and capable Republicans at the time, and would have done an infinitely better job than Bush has at handling the multiple crises our Nation has faced.

    Hindsight is always 20/20, though, eh?

  2. Amy. You must know nothing about politics. America doesn’t need a female vice president. Why? Because females have smaller brains than males, so they can’t be in a position of power like that, their brains couldn’t handle it.

    John McCain is a 72 year old serial pest who should be in a nursing home playing poker with his other friends from the war.

    I am happy Obama won. Because if John McCain won, he’d just be following George Bush’s steps LITERALLY. John McCain is a republican, and it’s republicans like him that have gotten America to a point where it’s hated globally and perceived as a oil hungry, war-driven nation.

    You’ll see some real change when Obama takes the reigns.

    Dwayne.
    http://probablysucks.com

    Sorry, had to edit this comment for racist/inappropriate remarks. Amy

  3. “STILL claiming he’s “not black,””

    — He’s bi-racial, not black. Even according to Obama’s own census, he listed as multiracial, instead of African American. So can we get by his color of skin? It really doesn’t mean anything, unless it’s incorrect.

  4. First – I knew it would be something original when you got around to commenting about the election. Interesting perspective as always.

    And now for the real reason I’m commenting.. you have been tagged in one of those godawful chain memes. Live with it. 😉 Step 1: Check my blawg.

    Glad Disney was fun!

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