I called it some weeks ago.
Go crazy, Democrats.
Go crazy, pro-aborts.
Go crazy, Marxist income redistributors.
Go crazy, union thugs.
Go crazy, aging radical building bombers.
So B. Hussein Obama's style has won out over John McCain's confusing substance, and I do in all seriousness congratulate him on being the first (half-)African-American voted in as President. But, while I also have to give B. Hussein credit for running a smooth campaign, the ineptitude of McCain can't be overstated.
Here are ten observations:
- As much as I hate seeing it, whoever designed B. Hussein's "O" logo should be well compensated for it; it was a smashing success.
- B. Hussein and the Democrats succeeded more than I thought they would by painting George W. Bush as an albatross around McCain's neck. (If Bush could have run a third term, I would have voted for him. There, I've said it.)
- Therefore, McCain was very much on the defensive, running not just against B. Hussein, but against Bush. The twenty-some persent of Bush supporters didn't know what to think.
- The financial meltdown of September and October all but insured this election for B. Hussein. While banks were starting to go under in September, McCain insisted on talking about Senate earmarks, about which no one cared anymore.
- Said crisis took McCain's trump card, foreign policy, off the table. B. Hussein wasn't hurt at all by his refusal to back the Iraq surge, nor by his inexperience in foreign matters.
- It also blunted the effect of Joe the Plumber. All of a sudden, taking millions from the rich didn't seem like such a bad idea anymore.
- How inept was McCain? He worried too much about the mainstream media (which was unapologetically in the tank for B. Hussein from the beginning) saying he was running a negative campaign and just never took the gloves off. Nor did he have a coherent attack plan on B. Hussein, nor did he fight off his attacks very well.
- The only reason McCain got as many votes as he did from the conservative base was his naming of Sarah Palin as his running mate. Social conservatives like me were marginalized.
- McCain inexplicably muzzled Palin for most of the campaign, letting all those who criticized her lack of experience (while not harping on B. Hussein's similar dearth) and got their information on her via Saturday Night Live rule the day.
- By reneging on his pledge not to accept public funding (and McCain not making an issue of it), B. Hussein's war chest swelled to amounts that Lehman Brothers wouldn't mind having these days. "Hey, John, remember McCain-Feingold? How's that working out for ya?"
The election of B. Hussein also reveals the current sorry state of the GOP with no Reagan, no Gingrich, no DeLay, no Bob Dole (and now no Libby Dole either!), and no Karl Rove. Meanwhile, the Dems are riding high with B. Hussein, Nancy Pelosi, and Dingy Harry. I hope conservatives can regroup with or without the GOP.
Anyway, it's a great day for Team Donkey. It's a hangover for Team Elephant. Pass me the Alka-Seltzer.