Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What the hell, America...

I'm following this year's presidential race very closely. I use Electoral Vote to keep track of whose ahead. They've developed a brilliant algorithm that compiles polling in every state to figure out where the candidates stand with electoral votes. Yesterday, Barack Obama was ahead 301-224. That's a huge margin, enough so that no cheating at the polls on election day could change the outcome. Today, it's a lot closer, 281-230. That's a 26 vote shift in less than 24 hours...

What caused the shift? Could it be an article from Time magazine that destroys Sarah Palin's lies about her fiscal responsibility? Or was it Barack Obama's truthful (albeit slightly hypocritical) refutation of Sarah Palin's verbal attack on our Constitutional rights? In truth, it's neither of these. The reason why the McCain/Palin ticket is flying high is that they are hogging all of the media attention...

The day Palin was announced to be McCain's VP, the internet EXPLODED with anti-Palin hate articles, some ground in hard facts that would obliterate most Vice Presidential Candidates, but others that were a leftist version of pure Rovian lies. A message to all of the political blogs, news media, and anybody that is outraged over how awful Palin is. SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!

You are right, everybody knows it, but you are ruining this election. Her pick was a TRICK and you fell for it. Obama was way ahead in all the polls, his acceptance speech was the stuff of historical legend. This election would be wrapped up right now and we'd be on our way upwards if it weren't for the entire country's obsession with demonizing the most underqualified VP pick in our nation's history. Enough people know that the McCain/Palin ticket is godawful, but your constant hate mongering is siphoning our nation's attention away from what matters. Do you want nuclear war with Russia? Do you want our economy to continue spiraling downward? Do you want to be jailed without trial for exercising our first amendment rights?

Of course, you don't. Stop talking about Palin's Troopergate and let's focus on some real issues. Namely, how the hell I'm going to get a job next year in the middle of our worst recession since the Great Depression...

-Matt

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

What is the plan to get media attention back to the Obama camp? or is that not part of the campaign strategy?