Thursday, May 08, 2008

Political Punditry

I reckon Senator Clinton is hanging on in the race despite having lost is just in case some whackjob shoots Senator Obama. Then she'll be the obvious choice to replace him as nominee. She's also showing that she has quite a following. I'm going to vote for whichever one is nominated. It looks like Obama is the one.

Senator McCain is batshit crazy. That's what I've come to believe. I don't like to think of him as evil, but maybe he is. For the nonce, I'm going with crazy.

For the first time since 1960 and only the second time in over a century, the President will be chosen from the Senate. Usually, the candidate from the Senate loses, but one of these Senators is going to win. At least none of them will be able to tout their "executive" experience, as if being a governor or a Veep means doodly as preparation for the presidency. Some governors barely govern at all, because they are rendered weak by the constitutions of the states. Texas, Florida, to name two such states where governorship simply does not signify. The only meaningful preparatory experience is having ruled a sizeable country, but such highly qualified individuals are ruled out by the US constitution's requirement that the president be a natural born citizen.

It's time to start playing the "who are the likely running mates" game. My money's on Sebelius for the Democrats. McCain may need somebody really insane to excite the Christianist nutjobs. It's a quandary, since the running mate can't be so obviously out of his mind that he will frighten potential near normal voters.

This election will tell the tale about America. What is the ratio of dumbasses and douchebags in the population? McCain needs this ratio to be high. If he wins, after everything the country has experienced with GW Bush, we are indeed a nation of double dees. Fool us once shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us. Fool us a third time, what is this "shame" thing of which you speak?

I was talking to one of the German interns at the office. He was surprised to learn that half of all Americans are of below average intelligence. This statistic bodes well for J Sidney McCain.

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