If current trends hold up, John McCain will be losing this election. This is contrary to an earlier posted prediction where I indicate that McCain will win with 274 electoral votes to Obama’s 264. I extrapolate on this prediction by adding that John McCain will win the presidency through the electoral college but he will lose the popular vote.
I still maintain this result but that prediction is less likely, due in part, to the disadvantages of current trends in Nevada, Colorado, Virginia and now, unexpectedly, Florida and North Carolina. There is a political lifetime to be had in the weeks before Election Day and anything,…. anything,…. can happen. That still does not change the indications pointing to a McCain loss at this point in time. At this late in the game it is difficult to turn the tide….difficult but not impossible. It should be remembered that at this same point in time Michael Dukakis was ahead of Vice President George H. W. Bush by 17% and in 2000 Al Gore was ahead of Governor George W. Bush by 11%.
However; current trends have emboldened many liberals and left leaning radicals to the point of posting many overconfident, cocky and even outrageous comments. Many of these comments insinuate that conservatives and Republicans are now desperate because of Barack Obama’s electoral prospects. They even suggest that the possible Obama victory vindicates them and their liberal policies.
Well I have a newsflash for them. While they now, pat themselves on the back, they are also sticking their heads up their collective behinds and victory does not mean vindication, it only offers the opportunity for vindication.
They do not realize that with victory comes responsibility. They neglect to reflect on what they have accomplished since they took control of congress almost two years ago. Nothing. They neglect to understand that if they win the election, they also win the responsibility to put their rhetoric into the practical application of government.
If they do win this election, liberals and Barack Obama will have to fund and implement their 1.2 trillion dollars worth of government programs. They will have to defend our nation against foreign and domestic threats and reign over an economy that is sound, stable and growing. They will have to meet our energy needs while moving us to a new, natural, efficient and healthier energy platform.
All of these things and more will need to be done and I for one vow to support the President that we elect. I will do so because whoever wins, he will be the President, our President, and his success is our success. Unlike liberal Bush haters, I will stop throwing stones at Obama not because he is Barack Obama but because he is the President. I may be a Republican but that does not supersede my being an American and I benefit more from a good President being in office than I do from any kind of Democrat or Republican being President.
Yet, from a strictly Republican perspective, contrary to liberal accusations, I do not fear Obama becoming President. My faith in my nation is strong and I know that no one person defines my nation and no one person can irrevocably change my nation or it‘s direction. Furthermore, it is my belief, that given that chance, Barack Obama will do for Republicans what they have not been able to do for themselves,…..win.
When liberals are given the chance to put their money where their mouths are, they fall short and apart. They are fractured in ideology and efforts and are incapable of leadership. A look at Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi proves this point.
Another case in point is 1994. After two years of the Bill and Hillary presidency, Republicans took control of both houses of Congress. It was the first time in over forty years that they took control of the house of representatives. They were dramatic upheavals and it took the example of liberal in action to bring it about.
Given these facts, I expect one of the largest lurches back to the right in history after the ultra liberal administration of a Barack Obama gets to work with the radical left leadership of a Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Do I hope for an incompetent government? No, I don’t. My country is more important than my party. My country is what I live in and for. My party is merely the ideological tool that I try to apply to make my nation better.
Just as my nation, my party, is not defined by any one person and I may disagree with it’s direction from time to time. In fact I have several issues with my party. Their lack of direction on issues such as spending and immigration are just two examples. Their collective taking for granted their leadership in congress in the years before they lost control in 2006 is another. But unlike liberals, Republicans tend to learn from their mistakes, whereas liberals tend to repeat them.
So the possibility of losing this election does not change my belief in the ideology of my party and it does not make me bitter over my nation. Unlike famed liberals, who in the past, have suggested that they were leaving the country if Bush was elected, I won’t leave my nation if Obama is elected. I will not turn my back on my beliefs or lose my love for America. I will, however wish my President, whoever it is, the best, offer my opinion and deal with the effects that his leadership brings us. And as a typical American, if he screws up, I will be shouting the errors of his ways from the highest mountain tops and preparing to defeat those screw ups in the next election. In any event, I surely do hope that our next President can create a stronger economy, secure our borders, thwart terrorism and allow us to thrive as Americans. Why would I not? Whether a Republican or a Democrat continues to achieve that, I win. We all win.
So of course I wish for that, regardless of which candidate wins. But until that winner is determined I will continue to support the candidate whom I believe is most likely to succeed in those areas. I do not see Obama as being that success and although McCain was not my first choice, I believe he is the best choice. It is my greatest hope that a Barack Obama administration does not deliver the same type of defense and economy that a Jimmy Carter administration brought us. Unfortunately, I do not see Obama any different from Jimmy Carter….except for one difference….. Carter had more experience than Obama.
So before liberals prematurely gloat over any potential campaign victory, they should take a deep breath and pray that they are capable of doing the job and reconciling reality with the myth of their words. Oh, wait,…. I’m sorry……to suggest prayer is consider politically incorrect by liberals, so let me rephrase that and write “hope” that they are capable of doing the job and reconciling reality with the myth of their words.
HOW WASHINGTON WORKS
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House in D.C.; one from New Jersey, another from Tennessee and the third, from Florida. They go with a White House official to examine the fence.
The Florida contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well”, he says, “I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”
The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”
The New Jersey contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, “$2,700.”
The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”
The New Jersey contractor whispers back, “$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence.”
“Done!” replies the government official.
And that friends, is how it all works!