Looks like Ohio and Texas are must-wins for Hillary Clinton, the woman once considered the “Inevitable Next President of the United States.” While that alone proves America will vote for a female president, it also proves there’s no such thing as an inevitable candidate.
And now the attacks are getting lame. Even Fox News, which still trots out the “closet Muslim” myth mainly to fill air time these days, doesn’t seem as enthused to embrace the thinnest of smears against Obama. One senses that even on the right side of the spectrum, people really don’t want to choose between another old white guy and another political dynasty. The best anyone’s come up with against Barack Obama that doesn’t have me falling out of my chair laughing* is lack of experience.
And lack of experience, ladies and gentlemen, seems to be Obama’s strength. One suspects the package Hillary is selling will be bought by the electorate, especially since she is appealing to many conservatives as an alternative to John McCain, but that Obama will be collecting the commission.
The fact is people are sick of the establishment. And for once, we have a smart man who likes building bridges, can run with good ideas, isn’t shifting his stance every time a new poll comes out, and just happens to be different enough from everyone else in the race to send a message to the rest of the world that America is better than its current leadership has demonstrated.
I’m not one of those who believes that Obama will solve all our problems, that beer will spout from every public fountain, and unicorns will magically appear** under his administration. I simply think we have the best chance of repairing our relations in the world – and only paranoid moron thinks we don’t need the world – and squelching this red state/blue state bullshit that’s poisoned the nation for the past 7 years.
I have no doubt Hillary can pull it off. I’m sure John McCain can make policies I don’t like work for everybody. Believe me, this is an election I’m not going to lose sleep over for once. But I’ve already made my choice.
And it’s not business as usual.
Welcome back to 1980.
*Or wondering why Tod Goldberg isn’t attacking the person as a fucktard. I mean they can’t all be writing to Parade, can they?
**Because everyone knows this Administration has diverted millions in unicorn research to Halliburton.