The Eyeguy Is Going Rogue!
But then again, you probably already knew that.
If for some reason you actually give a flip on how I arrived at my current political position, you can gain some insight here, here and here.
And then there’s the whole torture thing.
I’m sorry, Republicans, but you really lost me on that one. The party who was in control and authorized that as official US policy needs to take a time out and go sit in some far corner of the political wilderness and think things over very carefully. Get your crap together, bring back somebody credible like Bobby Jindal and run him as your candidate, and you might get my vote back for what it’s worth.
Note to future generations of the Eyefamily who might be sifting through the digital detritus for some insight into how they came to be who they are: Now you know what was stuck in Great Grandpa’s craw back in ’08.
Now, let’s do this thing. And don’t forget to get your free coffee at Starbucks.
Mike the Eyeguy
FWIW, I like John McCain. I would have voted for him in a heartbeat 8 years ago. I regret that I didn’t have that chance.
I voted for McCain eight years ago.
Today, I voted for Barack Obama in Montgomery, Alabama, feeling the weight of generations longing for such a moment.
This is a mighty day.
Welcome to the dark side, Eyeguy! The water’s fine. 🙂 I just wish you lived in a swing state.
The combination of kids, grandkids (all but one of whom can now vote) and daughters-in-law (including me) all voting for Obama somehow even managed to flip even my Rush Limbaugh/Sean Hannity-listening mother-in-law. So this is big change.
I’m still not able to say with certainty that Obama will win — I don’t trust either the Bradley effect or the paperless voting machines made by Republican companies — but I am filled with hope, both for Obama and our country. It’s as if, for the first time in a long time, we have the opportunity to put someone into the highest office of the land who has both the temperament and the intellect for the job. I pray that I am right.
(No offense to John McCain. Or not too much. Despite the nasty, cynical Steve Schmidt-driven campaign he’s run, I will probably respect him again someday. I’m fairly certain he will eventually regret the campaign he has given us.)
One of the best articles I’ve read on the big picture of this election is here.
If this gives anyone any hope at all, I heard my church of Christ preacher’s four year old son refer to “President Obama” on Sunday. To that his mother responded, “That’s what we’re hoping for.” Of course, I realize that that comment is going to stir up some anger and wrath and I’m sorry for that Eyeguy. I’m with you: eight years ago I would’ve voted for McCain. I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to.
Bobby Jindal for prez 2012! It will begin tonight along with Palin, Romney, and maybe Rudy again or even Michael Bloomberg. I think Jindal and Bloomberg will be the ones to emerge. Romney, Palin, and Rudy are done IMHO.
In the meantime, I hope Obama’s change is not really just change back to same old democratic party ways with Pelosi and Reid. I want to see real change. One where Democrats and Republicans will sit down at the table and do what is good for America and not just their party’s future.
Mike the Eyeguy
Thanks for the comments, all. This should be fun to watch tonight.
This just in from CNN: McCain-Palin did robocalls today in espanol in Florida comparing Obama to Castro.
Class act, John.
Mike the Eyeguy
Laurie, I got the “Obama=Castro” email foward, oh, back in July, I think.
You know, if Senator McCain had shown those guys who smeared him back in 2000 the door rather than letting them run his campaign AND picked who he really wanted as his Veep rather than pandering to the “base” he might have gained my vote, for what it’s worth. That would have been a sign of great integrity and a real “mavericky” thing to do.
I still think that if he had called the religious right’s bluff and ran things the way he really wanted to that they would have held their collective nose and voted for him anyway. I guess we’ll never know.
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