m a r k a n d e y a

Not so fast…

Posted by Brian on September 20, 2008

IN response to this bit of wisdom from McCain:

Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.

A commentater at Balloon Juice has this to say:

McCain is done. Unless Obama does something completely crazy in the next 5 weeks I think Obama will win. McCain/Palin finally seem to be collapsing under the weight of their own stupidity!

Well, as Han Solo said to Luke, “DOn’t get cocky, kid.” We still face an uphill battle, despite the polls showing a shift back towards Obama and Biden. I’m talking about:

  • a broken electoral college system that is skewed towards the Republican Party and conservative voters
  • a conservative media that has a vested interest in keeping the neck-and-neck horserace metaphor alive and well
  • American voters who voted for Bush… twice! (surely, a huge hurdle for any party trying to sell an intelligent nominee to the American public)
  • an unknown degree of racism that might hinder some voters in the voting booth, no matter what they say to pollsters now
  • a Republican party with a proven record of stealing elections and using all sorts of underhanded tactics to prevent people from voting

So while this should be a slam dunk for the Dems or pretty much any party running against the Republicans this year, I will never be confident of a win until Obama is up there in January with his hand on a Bible taking the oath of office.


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