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Bold New Republican Strategy; Failing Before The Election.

Posted in Humor, McCain, Politics with tags , , , , , on October 9, 2008 by happysphere

John McCain has once again playing as a mavrick as he parts ways with Bush and has decided to fail before the election.  While some may chalk the poll numbers up to Obama running a great campaign, I believe McCain deservses some fair credit for the effort he has put into not getting elected.

One only has to look at the last debate to appreciate how hard McCain is trying to fail. Rude and condecending remarks and actions like “that one” and walking off without shaking, while knowing we don’t want a petty commander-in-cheif. Waffling on his strongest issue national defence.  Saying he’s a mavrick and doing a bad imatation of Ronald Regan. All in all the debate showed McCain’s strong commitment to failure.

Another tally on the GOP’s history of nominating failures and another tally on McCain’s history of not being president.

It sounded fun 2 years ago

Posted in Filling Space, Politics with tags , , , on September 9, 2008 by happysphere

I truly do love elections, and I also love the Olympics. Both come a round every four years, and I look forward to them with anticipation each time.

Then they arrive and the reality sets in; bad calls by referees and bad decisions by voters. Then the allegations of cheating (most likely well founded in both).

Then the repetition sets it; how many times can I watch them run in a circle, how many times can I see that ad. The Olympics luckily end before really turning me sour.  Then its just the election.

Then the dirt flies; attack ads, name calling, ad hominem attacks. After months of wading through the sewage it really becomes hard to care anymore, but we do. We trudge through any weather, and wait in long lines. We punch the holes in the cards, go home and watch the results.

With both democracy and athletic competition, the highest ideals of each is why we all care. Even when those ideas become veiled, it is our collective belief in those ideals that keeps us coming back.