posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 11:13 PM
The votes are in, and hte electoral talliesh ave been verified. Barack Obama will be our next President. John McCain conceded with all the grace and
humility that he could, nder the circumstances.
I think it's fiar to say that we've all enjoyed this discussion thread. It's certainly a very long thread. It tells a story. We all got some
things wrong. We were all surpsied by some of the twists and turns.
The defeat of Hillary Clinton was, for some, a hard thing to take. for otehrs, it was a relief. Mrs. Clinton scared me in ways that her husband did
not. The book which brought me to ATS was hard to write. It forced me to look at many facets of American life htaht I normally didn't come in to
contact with. As I look back, I'm still glad that I didi it.
Obama's victory was never hard for me to forecast. I have been certain of a Democratic victory since 20074. If Hillary had beaten Obama, she'd be
in the winner's circle right now, instead of him. Republicans would still be in a bad way.
I'm not happy about what has happened to my preferred politicla party. The GOP will be in the wilderness for some years before it recovers. If it
recovers. The days of small government are dead and gone, thought I still believe in fiscal conservancy.
John McCain was the last of the Old guard Republicans who will seek the White House. From now on, it will be a younger person's game. Future
candidates will be younger, and far more telegenic than they have in the past.
I won't deny it. I will be critical of the Obama administration. I am still convinced that the most real of real consiracies happens to be the
expansion of Federal power. Dems and Republicans alike will continue to play their roles in this "process." As a conservatie, I am shamed when I
look at the Bush43 legacy. I don't believe that a real conservative would have done most of those things.
These are my final comments in this thread. I've been told that he Conspiracy master forums will be closed. Evidently, things haven't worked out
as the site owners wnated. This is my last post.