Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama Wins

Obama won big tonight and he deserved to win. He beat the Clinton machine and he beat McCain's Vaudeville routine. John McCain is a lousy political team player, and it cost him dearly. You can't count on "the team" when you've screwed them so many times. McCain spent so much of his political career pissing on his own party and sidling up to his "friends" in the media. He refused to push critical issues involving Obama's character and associations. He pulled the rug out from under the campaign when he sequestered Sarah Palin when her popularity was peaking. Then he sent her into MSM ambushes when he finally let her out. Now McCain can go back to the Senate and back to being Russ Fiengold's butt-boy. Wonder if Lindsay Graham will continue to serve as his boy Smithers.

I don't think we'll see the US lurch too far to the left. I think it will be a re-doux of the Clinton administration. Everything Obama has done thus far in his political life has been to benefit Obama. It won't take him long to see that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the Kos crowd care little about the best interests of Barak Obama. I think Obama will have to triangulate to keep his head above water.

The Republican Party is broken. Crappy leadership. No vision. No core principles. No message. The country clubbers have abandoned the tenets of the Reagan Revolution, and the party is now rudderless. The party needs to replace lawyers and lifer politicians with veterans, entrepreneurs and visionaries. Who is (was?) the Republican Party chairman? I know who the Dem party chair is, and he's probably squealing again.

1 comment:

Marsha said...

Hey fellow hockey fan. What the R's need was more than apparent on election eve--diversity. Even allowing for demographic differences in Phoenix & Chicago, there was far more color and age diversity among Obama's supporters. This struck me even more than their numbers.