Realm Of Randomness

March 15, 2008

The anti-climax that awaits us

Filed under: America,Politics — Randomizer @ 2:48 pm

By all means, this has been an irritating election season, and I wish I knew how to get ‘dis-interested’ in something. I wish I could just turn this interest off whenever I wanted and be immune to all these drama filled Obama/Clinton wars. There’s really no way to come out of this without being frustrated -if you are a Clinton fan, you would be tearing your hair apart over the blatant media bias favouring Obama, and if you were a (Ba)rack-star, you’d be pounding your fists in frustration that the contest didn’t get over on March 4 and that we have to read not only another 300 articles about Clinton vs Obama, but have to prepare to stoop into lower levels of muck that the Clinton campaign throws at us… for at least another 2 months.

Now that my fave Ron Paul is out of the question ( I guess he really never was ‘in’ anyway ), I have a new favourite – and judging by only the way they have carried out their campaigns, I am pretty clearly in Obama’s camp. He’s run a decent campaign so far, and I like that. The whole world is following this war, ( even IndiaUncut these days, Google’s number one search result for ‘India Blog’) and the funny part is that it in all probability, it might not even matter. The silent bystander John McCain with his decades of experience could just sweep this election away – after all, I am pretty sure than Obama supporters who have nearly come to hate Clinton over the last 3 months will not readily vote for her in November if she wins. And nor are the die-hard Clinton supporters going to vote for her inexperienced opponent Obama.

In all probability, the supporters of the losing nominee will be apathetic towards the elections after their favourite is off the ballot and will not even vote…. if not the more drastic choice of voting for McCain himself! The only thing McCain has to worry about right now is to try and stay in the news, and generate some funds for his campaign. All the mud-slinging of his opponents are being done by each other, at each other, and when he faces his bruised candidate in November, half the work would have already been done.

What a hilarious anti-climax it will be for us to join and finance McCain in his hunt for ‘them terrists’ for another 4 years in the mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s so pathetic it should make you laugh :-D. As for me, I am going to try my best to stop following this possibly and probably meaningless democratic contest, and waste my time doing something else.

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3 Comments »

  1. If Clinton and Obama want to make sure one of them actually wins the election, they need to stop flinging dirt at each other. Here’s a simple way to do this:

    Both publicly pledge that if are nominated for President, the other candidate will be their first choice for the Vice Presidential spot.

    This immediately puts a stop to personal attacks, or calling their rival’s ability into question; you don’t disrespect you’re the person you’ve chosen to be your second-in-command. The candidates can still debate the issues and clarify their differences, but the main focus of their anger and outrage can now be directed at the Bush-McCain policies of the past 8 years.

    This fall, Obama or Clinton will need to lead a unified party if they want to ensure victory. This requires the enthusiastic support of the other, and of the voters who voted for him or her in the primaries and caucuses,

    Obama-Clinton, Clinton-Obama – either “dream team” is McCain’s worst nightmare. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama can make that nightmare a reality for him now.

    Comment by Robert Rickover — March 15, 2008 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for your comments.

    Well, this situation that you propose is impractical because Obama has everything to lose from it, while Clinton has everything to gain. People who like Obama for his charisma but Clinton for her experience will definitely choose a Clinton-Obama ticket over an Obama-Clinton ticket, because that is what makes the most sense. While both these candidates are on their pursuits to make history, I really don’t think they are all that worried about the ‘greater good’ of the democratic party. They have both come too far to step down, and like I said, we have another 300 articles to read before we have a nominee… happy reading!

    Comment by Randomizer — March 19, 2008 @ 3:58 am | Reply

  3. This is the thing about elections that Democrats don’t get. Regardless of who gets the nomination, you vote for that person. I have sucked it up and voted for the blandest of Democrats through the Reagan years, voted for Clinton the second time despite everything, Gore then Kerry. Why? Because the Republicans don’t care about real people. So, though I prefer Clinton I will vote for Obama. That is the way it should be at the end of the process. This isn’t a game. It’s not a high school prom queen election. You vote for your parties nominee because a lot rides on ousting the Republicans and personal preferences don’t count.

    Comment by anniegirl1138 — March 19, 2008 @ 4:06 am | Reply


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