Saturday 9 August 2008 - Filed under Politics
Obama: “Hi, I’m a Mac”. McCain: “Hi, I’m a PC.”
There are some similarities between these politicians and the Mac/PC war. People who favor PCs really don’t like how much people who like Macs like their Macs. I’ll never quite understand this. Now the same thing seems to be happening in the presidential race. McCain and the Right are trying to paint the enthusiasm that people have for Obama as a bad thing. Like he is a flash-in-the-pan celebrity like Paris Hilton. I guess they think they can get people to turn their back on Obama if they try to spin his popularity as a cult of personality. You know, like Hitler.
I’ve been confused by this whole thing. Bush’s approval rating is lower than Nixon’s was. It’s currently at 25%. He has disappointed so many people on the Right and apparently roughly half of them disapprove of his overall job performance. The Republicans controlled all three branches of government and yet the economy is in trouble, the wars drag on, oil prices are triple what they were — this list really does go on and on.
Given that, you would think that some major changes are needed. Obama’s popularity is related to this thirst for change. Here is a young, bright man who has led an accomplished life and run a great campaign. His views differ from Bush on virtually everything. He has the support of many smart, experienced people.
A. What the fuck is wrong with being popular? Isn’t that how people win elections?
B. Why can’t people who disapprove of Bush consider voting for Obama? Clearly McCain is much closer to Bush on virtually every issue. If you don’t approve of Bush why would you support someone who has such similar views?
I hope that Obama gets more popular. I want the US to have a wildly popular president like Finland does. I want him to do such a great job that people who still have those W stickers on their car can’t help but to admit that Obama is a great president.
Listen up Republicans — we went with your man for the last 8 years and his performance has been, at best, debatable. 3/4 Americans disapprove of his job performance. Do you really think 4 years of a Democratic president is going to deeply harm America? Do you think you can trust us for 1 goddamn term and see what happens?
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