As a libertarian, I don’t bow my head in reverence, as so many do, at the very mention of “democracy.” Much more important than the concept of democracy is the concept of minority and individual rights, which should not be suppressed, even if ninety-nine percent of voters agree they should be.
By Maggie Van Ostrand
Number One: Cindy McCain. She’ll vote for Obama because, if you’ve seen her eyes narrow every time she looks at Palin, she won’t want to continue that relationship any longer than she has to.
It was bad enough, awful in fact, when in 1992, she was called the c word by her misogynistic husband, as well as being publicly humiliated when he offered her up as a candidate in a topless beauty contest at a bikers’ rally in August. (Say CrazyCat, I’ll show you hers for your vote.)
The election will have come and gone… the voter challenges and ballot recounts will also have mostly played out… and the wait for Nirvana will likely have begun.
No more need to disparage McCain and Palin… Bush 43 will be cleaning out his office… Joe the Plumber will have his new job by then – still unlicensed in all probability – but honest labor just the same… and all the truth, lies, and distortions will have been swept into the dustbins of the polling precincts.
What WILL we do and say when 99% of the current bullshit is dead and gone?
If everything John McCain says in his stump speech and on his website is true, if you think that he’s better qualified to be president because he’s fought for America and has the scars to prove it, if you think the way he ran his campaign demonstrates character traits you want in a president, if you believe that he has the temperament to handle a crisis, if you accept his views on who’s qualified to be on the Supreme Court, and if you are confident about Sarah Palin becoming president if he’s not able to serve his full term, of course you should vote for McCain.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama looked to pick up three red states on the final Saturday of the campaign, while Republican John McCain defended GOP turf before breaking to appear on "Saturday Night Live."
The candidates’ travel plans heading into the campaign’s final weekend had them almost completely focused on states that President Bush won in 2004.
The unpopular President Bush is staying off the campaign trail in the race to succeed him.
The president is raising money. But for voters in the swing states that count — Florida and Ohio, for example — Bush is the invisible incumbent. With a mere 26 percent approval rating, Bush was expected to keep a low profile in John McCain’s campaign. As it turns out, Bush has been a virtual no-show — except in Democratic television ads that regularly tie him to Republican candidates.