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 …

A Look Behind the Scenes of the Presidential Race

CBS News’ Dean Reynolds just published a fascinating look behind the scenes of the presidential race, from the point of view of a reporter who has covered both campaigns.

Suffice it to say that McCain’s camp is much better organized and the candidate himself has a much better touch with the media. Obama’s camp is somewhat disorganized, very high energy, and somewhat elitist in nature.

I still don’t like McCain.…

Stick a Fork in Him – McCain is Done

With about a month left until election day, Obama is pulling ahead, and things are pretty much over for the McCain campaign. Unless something horrific is revealed about him in the next few weeks (unlikely, but not impossible given the smokiness of some of his early biography), the fundamentals will take over, and Obama will cruise to victory.

In order to compete, McCain had to come up with something truly original. He tried that with the nomination of Sarah Palin …

Focus on the top of the ticket, Barack!

All Obama needs to do is focus on McCain and his message, and he’ll have a cakewalk into the Whitehouse. Instead, he’s needlessly spending time talking about Sarah Palin, and having his words turned back on him. (Note: By no means am I suggesting that Obama was suggesting that Palin is a pig, but he’s walking in a minefield every time he talks about her.)

It’s too early to say that what we’re seeing in the polling numbers is more …