On Tuesday, the Left armed with the most attractive, eloquent, young, hip and charismatic candidate I have seen with my adult eyes, a candidate shielded by a media so overtly that it can never be such a shield again, who appeared after eight years of a historically unpopular President, in the midst of two undefended wars and at the time of the worst financial crisis since the Depression and whose praises were sung by every movie, television and musical icon without pause or challenge for 20 months
who ran against the oldest nominee in the countrys history, against a campaign rent with internal disarray and determined not to attack in the one area where attack could have succeeded and who was out-spent no less than seven-to-one in a cycle where not a single debate question was unfavorable to his opponent that historic victory, that perfect storm of opportunity
Yielded a result of 53%
I've been thinking similar things myself. All that effort for just 53%? Can such a result be duplicated or even surpassed given that Obama is sui generis? But even if there will never be another Obama, the Right must not remain complacent.
Posted by: Amritas at November 09, 2008 02:09 PM (a1nQd)
This election should have been a lot more lopsided in the Dems' favor. That is was not says something about their candidate. I think it won't be long before the American public starts exhibiting "buyer's remorse" on the choice that was made. And, although Obama received 53% of the votes cast, if one looks at the total number of Americans eligible to vote, Obama was elected by fewer than half...
Posted by: Miss Ladybug at November 09, 2008 07:27 PM (zoxao)
I actually think there will be another candidate similar in charisma and eloquence to Obama although polar opposite in ideology--Jindahl. Of course, he won't have the press slobbering all over like Obama did--I think he'll make them jump-out-of-their skin mad because he'll be that good...at least that's my hope. He has everything Obama has and boatloads more experience. He's my "hope."
Posted by: Nicole at November 09, 2008 08:30 PM (xPxyx)
Don't forget that some of that 53% can be chalked
up to good old fashioned Kennedy Era vote stealing
kids! There is a reason that it took until 2:30 in
the morning for Indiana to be declared for Obama.
Shenanigans in Lake,Porter and Allen Counties for
sure and probably some others in the Northern part
of the state.
But,as Coach Knight used to say it shouldn't be so
close (the score) that a few lousy calls by the
refs cause you to lose. We should have been able
to counter those purchased votes with enough
honest ones that it wouldn't matter.
Posted by: MaryIndiana at November 10, 2008 03:18 AM (SRyvm)
Ah YES! A great big heaping dose of Whittle in the morning! Thanks Sarah!
Posted by: MargeinMI at November 10, 2008 05:12 AM (q93NN)
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