I agree wholeheartedly that we need leaders who don’t pander to special interest groups is vital to our democracy. But I’m wondering, who do you think Obama is beholden to?
That, to me, is one of his appealing features: He seems unbeholden to any special interest groups.]]>
That’s part of my point: McCain’s issues are largely Bush’s issues, and they are not popular nor desired. We want positive change and I think McCain does not represent that.]]>
There are still issues in play, other than rock concert turnout.]]>
On the one hand, we have a candidate who has charisma and leadership skills like no one’s business, turning out thousands and TENS of thousands to his speeches, which take on a Rock Concert flavor.
On the other hand, we have a candidate who is not much liked nor supported by the party base and is only (mostly) getting support as the lesser of two evils.
On top of that, McCain hopes to succeed one of the least popular presidents in our nations history with basically the same platform!
For McCain to win would be an extreme oddity, seems to me, and not speak well of our system.]]>
Obama will need to do some work reaching out to the more old-timey racist-ish edge of the Dems, but I don’t think this is significant. (There are folk in my grandparents and sometimes parent’s generations that aren’t especially racist – they love everybody and all that – but, God love them, they just can’t see voting for a black man. That’s what I mean by old-timey racism; the vestiges of hundreds of years of racism in our world.)
Just my guess, time will tell. But look and see if, by the end of June, there’s not a big Obama upswing in polls and surveys.]]>