McCain ran a superb campaign against a far better funded opponent, a tsunami of media bias, a discredited Republican congress and a fincancial panic. That he was only a few points below Obama in the national vote in spite of the worst climate for a Republican since Watergate should demonstrate that to anyone who isn't a liberal.
McCain/Palin is now history. Stories about either candidate now are merely smokescreens to distract us from the very real problems that a president-elect Obama is going to have. I saw the press conference this morning and Obama looked AWFUL. In fact, he looked so tired and beat and scared that I am not even using my pet names for him in this post. I genuinely felt sorry for the man.
Since his election, the market has had the largest single post election drop in history. Methinks that Wall Street is trying to send Obama a message about his tax plan. Yesterday, Obama got a look at the intelligence that he needs to understand what is really happening in the world. My guess is that it blew him away and he is really scared. Whatever he knew before (and he had to know something) is nothing compared to the intelligence he has now seen. He probably sees the full scope of what he has gotten himself into.
McCain is over, Palin is over, and the REAL story is now Obama. The DUers and the media can't yet bring themselves yet to focus on Obama so they are recycling recent history. Obama is not yet president, but with Bush in the background as a lame duck, Obama is now front and center.
And as much as I can't stand the guy, I felt genuinely sorry for him today. All of you who are strong in your faith, pray for this guy. He is really going to need it.
That's ok. Let them enjoy this moment. They were swept up in the hype and history of this event. They believed wild promises that can never come true. They have their hopes up, they will be dissapointed, they wont have near the voter turnout in four years, and they will all be out on their butts working the college speaking circuit.
According to Congressional Quarterly's Voting Studies, in 2007 McCain voted in line with the president's position 95 percent of the time, but McCain's support of President Bush's position was 77 percent in 2005, and his support for the Republican Party position has been as low as 67 percent (2001). In other words, Obama has taken one year in which McCain and the president were pretty much in agreement, and in which they were both in opposition to Democratic congressional majorities, and used that to gauge his entire career. BTW, Obama, as the most liberal member of the senate, voted with the president 50% of the time in 2007, but voted with his own party 97% of the time, making him about as independent as a marionette.
Liberals have taken shots unfairly at GW and ANYTHING that doesn't originate from the cesspool of the left. You may have restrained yourself but MOST of the liberals have not.
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