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RE: The election is basically over.


RE: The election is basically over.
by Stefanie at 12:06 pm EDT, Aug 31, 2008

flynn23 wrote:
Being well spoken and intellectual does not a leader of the free world make. Obama is every bit of rhetoric that any other senior politician is, but with more marketing savvy. The ONLY reason why both a black male and a female were in contention for opposing the party of rule for the last 8 years...

I disagree with that part, in that I think Obama and Clinton would've still had a lot of traction within the Democratic Party, even if Bush had been a very effective and popular President. I think we've already reached the point when sex/gender and skin color/ancestry no longer matter, as long as your political views appeal to voters. Am I giving American voters too much credit?

flynn23 wrote: because things are SO BAD that ANYTHING is better than what we've had. It's the same reason why John Kerry got the nomination for 2004 and almost got 51% of the vote. When you're starving, a shit sandwich sounds awfully tasty.

I agree with that part! Both parties have offered us lousy choices, but I'd say things have been bad (in one way or another) for the past twenty years, not just the past eight. As for the past eight, I don't know which amazes me more... the fact that Bush was the best the Republicans could come up with, or that the Democrats failed to find anyone to beat him... twice. Oh well, that's the two-party culture for you.

RE: The election is basically over.

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