All that’s going to happen in the next two months is mud-slinging and shit-storming; both candidates and their parties will be trying to convince us of their moral and intellectual superiority by treating us all like idiots; I don’t really think more time will enable the American people to make a better, more informed choice for Commander-in-Chief; so let’s just end the misery and suspense as soon as possible and get on with the work of cleaning up the damage of the last eight years, even if that old white-haired guy ends up winning, heaven forfend.
At the very least, I’d like to see the publishing of poll data banned somehow, or at least mitigated with some sort of warning label that would say something like: poll results are almost entirely depended upon who asks the question and how; no one should take the results of this poll as particularly indicative of how people will actually vote.
Apparently, the Republicans have cancelled the opening night of their convention so as not to seem like they’re partying down while another hurricane ravages New Orleans. Good for them, but oughtn’t they to cancel the rest of their convention, too, so as not to seem like they’re having fun while American soldiers and Iraqi civilians continue to die in an unjust war?
I suppose it’s commendable of the GOP to act, as McCain put it, “as Americans, not Republicans” (a reasonable enough distinction when you think about it), but the whole thing seems creepily calculated. While the world is watching, Bush and his chums are appear like they care more about people in need than the people they need, but is this supposed to make us forget all about the last eight years of negligence and cronieism?
How about we just put a stop to all the posturing and vote now?