Election day is two weeks from today, but we already lost.
Seriously, no matter who wins on November 4th, we lost. We lost this election a long time ago, somewhere between the time when the media decided they wanted Barack Obama to be the next President and when the DNC stole the nomination from Hillary and gave it to an empty suit. We lost, Hillary lost, the nation lost.
All that is left for us is a choice between bad and worse, but that’s a distinction that Lazarus Long said is far more critical than the one between good and better. I have no illusions about John McCain. He will be a bad choice, and the best we can expect is that he will be a mediocre President during a time of crisis.
But Barack Obama is worse. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, with an empty resume and the worst traits of George W. Bush. His election will be a setback for liberal politics and a disaster for the Democratic party. He will cause Democrats to lose seats in Congress (and possibly control of the Senate) in 2010 and will allow the GOP to retake the White House in 2012. We can expect four years of gridlock, scandals, right-of-center policies, ineffective crisis management and a failed Presidency.
Either candidate will in all likelihood be a one-term President. If McCain wins then Hillary will be well positioned to defeat him in 2012. But if Obama wins no Democrat will be permitted to challenge him for the nomination when he runs for reelection, thus pretty much ending Hillary’s chances of ever becoming President.
It’s gonna be a long four years either way. But then nobody said it would be easy.