Counting our blessings, things could be a lot worse than Obama having to counter John McCain’s rovian campaigning. For example, John Edwards could have won the nomination. Here’s some more “what ifs”.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert could be rapid rabid right wing Republicans.

Children whose Republican parents convince them that McCain is Santa Claus, albeit without a white beard and red suit, could vote.

McCain is Santa Claus.

Obama doesn’t shoot hoops as poorly as he bowls.

All of Hillary’s supporters could be have been secretly married to her in the town of Stepford, Connecticut.

Rupert Murdoch could have bought MSNBC and sent Keith Olbermann back to the sports desk – in Siberia.

Obama could be short and fat and look like another brown skinned leader, Jabba the Hutt.

McCain could be tall and slim and look like Jimmy Stewart’s Mr. Smith.

Hillary could have sent her superego into limbo as her husband did when she lost the nomination.

Bill could have actually said everything on his mind when asked if Obama was prepared to be president.

Michelle Obama could have said everything on her mind when she was recorded saying this was the first time she was proud of being an American.

She and Barack could have given each other the black power fist salute instead of the so-called “terrorist fist jab” when he won the nomination.

Readers are invited to post on any and all of the multiple subjects in this column. Here’s a chance to exercise your reticuloendothelial system and vent your spleen.

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