Post Election Thoughts

First and foremost, thank goodness it’s over. Two years is way too long for a political campaign. Unfortunately, I fear the trend will be towards even longer campaigns.

I would have expected the campaigns to be dirtier. Yes, there was plenty of ugliness amongst the extremists on both sides, but the campaigns themselves toyed with the dark side, yet stayed fairly clean.

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Having a multi-cultural presidency is a very good thing. The racial scars in …

8 Conspiracy-Free Ways Obama Could Lose The Election

I have previously stated that McCain is done, and that Obama is going to win this thing. On the other hand, nothing is really done until it’s done. So, what are the scenarios under which he could lose?

While I’m the first to admit that conspiracy theories are fun, they rarely reflect reality. As a result, I’m going to just look at those ways that are at least somewhat possible.

1. The young and/or first time voters don’t turn

Joe Biden not Stepping Down

There is a rumor floating around that Biden will be stepping down for health reasons, to be replaced by Hillary Clinton. Sorry, folks, it’s not going to happen.

Not that I wouldn’t like to see at least part of that become reality. I feel the Biden appointment was the first truly disappointing move on Obama’s part. In a campaign of supposed change, choosing such a warmed over Washington insider as Biden was a poor choice. And the libertarian in me …