posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 01:00 PM
I think what we are seeing here is the same thing we've seen since the Clintons left office; the Democrats are once again running a candidate big on
flash and small on substance, and it is, yet again, backfiring. They became enchanted with the way Clinton charmed the voters and thought they could
find another win in the same way. Gore lost because he's about as brilliant as a 10-watt bulb, and has zero appeal to anyone outside of his
worshipers, but he sure is good at those soundbites. Kerry lost because, well, his campaign consistent of, basically, a "vote for me because I seem
presidential and I know you hate the other guy" mentality and almost zero substance. And now Obama is slipping because, so far, his campaign has been
about flash and glam and soaring oration about generalized daydreams.
What it comes down to is this: most people don't trust politicians at all. So when they have to choose between two horrible candidates, they choose
the most transparent and familiar ones. McCain is pretty straight-forward on what he is. It's terrible, but at least we know what's coming. Obama
has pandered to such a large range, saying whatever takes the moment and not really getting to the substance of matters, too often. That wins reality
TV shows, maybe, but not elections. Add to that the fact that anyone who even remotely bothers to learn about Obama will quickly learn about his
association with a lot of far-left, socialist/communist activists, and well...not many people are going to be willing to vote for him, unless they are
desiring a far-left socialist US. Not saying that's what he'd bring, but, honestly, when choosing amongst two dishonest evils, you have to
considered the worst-case scenario, no?
Perhaps someday the Democrats might come back to reality and have some concept of what makes a good candidate, but I don't expect it to happen soon.
After all, they pushed out HRC, and she's a far stronger candidate than Obama. The powers that run the Democratic Party are pretty much all wealthy
elitists, and have zero concept of life outside their bubble. (Clinging to guns and god, anyone?) As long as that remains the case, they will get
support from naive young people who have been indoctrinated in the far-left education system, and those who never step outside the box it creates, and
that's about the whole of their base, amongst the common people. Which means that, no matter how awful the Republican party becomes, they will still
be the stronger party in most presidential elections.
So the next time you hear a Democrat on here complain about things, they might want to realize that they should be pointing the finger at their own
party. I dare say, I think the laughable nature of the Democratic candidates is what has allowed the Republicans to diverge so far from what they once
stood for, and has allowed these "rogues" and "mavericks" to run amok. When you know you've only got to campaign against Micky Mouse, it sure
makes it a lot easier for a party to run a candidate that furthers their power, even if it brings dissent amongst the people and the former party