posted on Nov, 23 2009 @ 08:49 AM
I don't think "stole" is really the appropriate term.
Prior to the selection of each party's candidates, I could tell you that a Republican was not going to get into office. So, the election was really
between Hillary and Obama from the start. As for electing an Independant or any other minor poltical party's candidate... 2012 will be the best
chance of winning that they've had. As more and more people watch the republicans send us to war and the democrats increase spending to provide for
those "less fortunate" -- especially when those of us considered "fortunate" are having trouble making ends meet -- people will begin looking for
an alternate platform from which to run the country. People are tired of war and people are becoming increasingly apprehensive about growing
government to unprecedented levels.
As far as electing a woman over an African-American man...I don't think society is there yet. I felt the election was more about whether society had
progressed to accepting a woman in charge over a man.
Although I am not a Hillary supporter, I was slightly surprised by the fact that people were not swayed by the notion that it was a way to have Bill
Clinton as President yet again.
There are many questions regarding Obama's sudden rise to POTUS -- but I don't think it amounts to theft.
More likely it amounts to the realization that the media, and the media alone, is the actual entity that chooses our next leader. And let's face it
-- Obama has the recipe for good media fodder.
Interracial marriage between his parents, a less fortunate childhood (although I have trouble with this one considering his education and wordly
travels), estranged siblings from all aspects of the globe, first African-American president, a once rocky marriage that was saved for the sake of the
children, a former drug user that quickly realized the error of his ways, a charismatic speaker capable of playing into the most unrealtistic of
Americans' dreams, and the intelligence to be able to circumvent every promise with the promise of more.
To me, it sounded like the perfect character to what has become a media frenzied soap opera.