I'm back... if you don't count the fact that I'm sitting on a porch watching an enormous fog bank creep in off the ocean.
I still haven't read a paper in over a week. I'm hoping someone got Jesse Jackson back on his medication and everything has quieted down. I am keenly aware of the mounting racism in this campaign- if it had been Clinton? The misogyny would have been off the walls.
Each week that goes by, I get a worse feeling in my stomach. I am starting to think a man who is a total nutcase, older than the hills and the biggest flip-flopper on issues we have ever seen in politics, can actually get elected.
My sister says she can't vote for Obama because his middle name is "Hussein." I love you, my seester, but I'm calling you out on that one. It is perhaps the most racist thing you've ever said. The man is a Christian- that bugs the shit out of me but I'll still vote for him. The alternative is too scary.
McCain is volatile- he's proven that over and over again. If I had better internet connection right now I'd list all the times he lost it or used vulgar language with people, but I don't so you'll have to look it up on your own.
He can't even say the same thing two days in a row. Sure, all politicians give lip service to the crowd in front of them but McCain seems to do it and be indignant when he's called on it.
Oh, yeah, that's because he's mentally unstable.
We re-elected Ronald Reagan even though he was half gone with Alzheimer's. Perhaps we are drawn to horribly dysfunctional people. I look at Obama and I see a married man, with a smart, capable wife, two great kids... um... what's wrong? No drama?
I mean, what do you think Michelle Obama would do if anyone, let alone her husband, called her a cunt? That's the woman I want in the White House as a role model to kids in this country.
Maybe as Americans, we simply like our broken people. Projects. Our current president is clearly stupid and that didn't bother us at all. Stole an election? That's okay; we'll give it to you the next time.
I mean, Phil Gramm calls the entire country "whiners" and babies because of the economic slump and McCain applauds him? What happens? Is he run out of the country by the millions struggling to pay 4.50 a gallon for gas? Is he hounded by the millions losing their homes in the subprmise crisis?
Nope. He raises 22 million dollars for his campaign.
But his middle name is "Hussein?" Please, this is the one time I wished I believed in God so she could swoop down and bitch slap this whole country.
The bank of fog I'm watching roll in is a force of nature. The bank of fog covering American's eyes about the real McCain is a mixture of too much Fox Fantasy News Channel and inexcusable ignorance.
I have a very sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I honestly am starting to think McCain has a shot at the presidency.