Archive for the ‘Election 08’ Category
Here’s to hoping I don’t have to read any articles like this in the wake of this election.
America just nominated an African American to be President of the United States. Right here, right now, history is being made.
It’s still nowhere near a resolution.
But, having watched it for most of the day* on C-SPAN… I have to say, this is strangely compelling TV. The arguments, the passion of the supporters, even the legalese – it’s, well, engaging. This is surprisingly good stuff. That, or I’m an unashamed political junky with nothing better to do on a Saturday. Not sure which.
Once again, the perfect metaphor can be found in Monty Python:
“I felt so sorry for you when Bill had his affair,” the woman said. “I think the best way to overcome it is to become president.”
I’m fascinated by the “average voter”. It’s kind of like watching a slow motion train wreck… horrific, yet I can’t make myself turn away…
As only Monty Python can explain it:
Remember that infamous 3 AM red phone ad Clinton played right before the Texas primary?
It was wrong on a number of levels, not least of which because the person people want to answer that phone is McCain rather than Clinton. As it turns out, it’s also pretty ironic, because the girl sound asleep at 3 AM in that ad is actually an Obama supporter and precinct captain, and has shot her own ad for Obama:
Thus teaching the Clinton campaign an important lesson about the dangers of using stock footage.