Monday, January 28, 2008

Man's on a roll....

More news in favor of Mr. Hope, Change, and Hope to Change. The Camelot Endorsement.

I can't bring myself to dislike Barack Obama the Person. He radiates hope and belief and America, qualities missing from today's Democrats. Too bad I can't stand Obama the Politician.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Last Note

A Chequer-Board of Nights is a site run by Pejman Yousefzadeh. I highly recommend him. He's also a contributer to RedState, which also has my highest recommendation.

He's Gonna Barack Your World!

Oh, and on a quick side note, he's NOT a Muslim.

Read this.

Read the comments on this.

I know it's CNN, but read this anyway.

And THIS (note the fact that those emails lied about being verifired, a crack in the foundation should be a sign to you that the whole thing could be off).

If we're gonna fight him, we might as well do it the honest way. Unsupported facts are hardly the way to win an election.


I spoke this morning with some friends at church. We discussed the various candidates, mourned for the loss of Fred Thompson, and voiced our opinions on who we'd prefer the Democrat nominee to be. I'm torn between the two most likely prospects for the Dem nod, Senator Clinton and Senator Obama. I would prefer Hillary to win because of the anti-Hillary vote it would bring out. As W.C Fields once said "I never voted for anybody. I always voted against." In a race with Hillary vs. Anyone, the possibility of a Hillary (and Bill) presidency would drive conservatives to the polls in droves.

Enter Barack Obama. A few months ago I wouldn't have really considered the ramifications of his nomination because he was far behind Her Inevitableness. But with his victories in Ohio, Nevada, and South Carolina, and endorsements from major Democrats such as Senator Kennedy, Senator Kerry, and Senator Leahy, he is now very much the front runner.

Obama has an edge in that he was elected to the U.S. Senate only 3 years ago, So he has escaped the issue that hounds Hillary: voting for the Iraq War in 2002. But the way benefits most from his short senate term is that it has helped him be seen as a Washinton outsider, someone who isn't involved in the grime of politics. His campaign's main theme is "Change" and "Hope". Things which resonate with American's right now who are worried about the economy and are tired of partisan fighting.

His nomination would bring out a general election characterized by a discussion of ideas, not personality. You liberals who are conniving, government-worshiping elites. Then you have liberals like Obama who are idealists, who really do want to change this world for the better. Sincere Idiots, if you will. The downturn being that he is nowhere near a polarizing of a figure as Hillary Clinton. Though we would have a decent election run, we would have more of a chance of conservatives who are dissatisfied with the party not showing up in November. I choose the polarizing insider Clinton? Or the sincere outsider Obama?

Neither! I endorse John Edwards! Because if we're gonna choose a pansy, we might as well go for broke!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

In Sports News...

We're a fearsome breed, us Rio Grande residents, according to this.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Time to pick up the pace

Yes yes, I keep saying I will, but now I REALLY AM going to start posting more. Even if it's minor things like this:

The '08 elections have taken on a sort of circus type attention. With the withdrawal of both Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter from the race, personality wars seem to be the order of the day. While each candidate represents his own portion of party...

John McCain: DefCons and some FisCons.

Mitt Romney: AllCons (which would be fantastic...if he hadn't flip-flopped around to be an AllCon)

Mike Huckabee: SoCons.

Rudy Giuliani: DefCons and FisCons.

Ron Paul: All the aspects of the party that come out of the woodwork at night.

...the main reasoning behind choosing your candidate seems to be "electability". Apparently the Democrats are on the verge of taking the country, so we need to elect someone who is suave enough to appeal to everyone and his dog. So subsequently, the candidates either aren't getting enough scrutiny from the base, or are getting plenty, but their shortcomings are being overlooked for "the greater good".

It's a sad thing, but this race has degenerated into prize-over-principle politics on the Republican side.