Friday, November 07, 2008

Observation

Now that the presidential reality show has ended, I note with passing interest that four candidates seemed to generate passion among their respective bases: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul and Sarah Palin.

Democrats lifted Obama and Clinton as their top two vote-getters. Republicans joined in as alarmed Democrats trashed and ridiculed Paul and Palin.

Now Republicans are trying to figure out why they lost, and the campaign leadership is making the governor of Alaska its fall gal. I think it's safe to say the GOP is in for a long journey in the wilderness.

Obama, for his part, appears to wear the emperor's robes well. If only we could tap the power of Tom Paine, Patrick Henry, Tom Jefferson and friends spinning in their graves, we could have solved the USA's energy problems decades ago.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous CK said...

A thing noticed in passing. Since the emergency immediate bailout, Dr. Paul has been very visible on the cable tv talking head shows. Much more visible than during his campaign.

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alarmed Democrats trashed Palin and Paul? Ron Paul got a much greater trashing from his "own" party. And as you point out, Palin is now getting similar treatment from her "friends."

12:12 PM  
Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

Alarmed Democrats trashed Palin and Paul? Ron Paul got a much greater trashing from his "own" party.

Not arguing with you there. Sorry if the phrasing was imprecise. The point was that Democrats (well maybe some Clinton supporters) didn't join the GOP attacks on their candidates, while Republicans gleefully piled on and even initiated the attacks on their own.

10:25 AM  

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