We have our first African American candidate and our first female Vice-President running against each other. This will be a historical election none-the-less. I just wish it was on better terms. It seems that we have two candidates that some people think are radically different and others think are the same.
John McCain is your classic career Senator and former war hero. This will be his last chance at an election to the Presidency. He is a moderate and seems to be out there on some issues. We can all remember his words about the oil industry and how they raised prices because of greed. Well since the price per barrell has gone down where is McCain now? I don’t see him saying they got more generous. He was my last pick from a party in which should have been the free-marketeers. He lost the election when he didn’t vote against the bailout.
Barack Obama is your classic inexperience new guy that wants to get elected. Many times primaries shoot these guys down. This is not going to happen with the charisma and likeablity that he has. He will sail to victory but the big unknown is what is he going to do? Is he going to be like Bill Clinton and stand in the middle and pass bills from both sides or is he going to treat this as a New Deal mandate and bring massive socialism to America?
Either way I am not going to be happy with today’s decision. If you decide to vote for the lesser of two evil, good for you. You will be able to ride around town with the “Don’t Blame Me I Voted for the Maverick” stickers for the next four years. If you vote third party then I say go for it. There may be a chance that if we (fiscal conservatives/libertarians) vote for Bob Barr then we could show the Republican Party that they must be more fiscally conservative. That they will need us along with the other wings to win.
If you decide to not vote then I do not blame you. The costs exceed the benefit big time. The chance of your vote changing the election is lower than the chance you will die in a car accident driving there. Until then this blog will continue, because it is needed more now than ever. This blog is going to spend the next four years watching every move of the winner.
I invite you to join the debate.
From all of us,
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