So, America goes to the polls, and the hype rises to cosmic levels (joke). Who will win?
Does it mattter?
I hear a lot of talk of Americans electing “the most powerful man in the world” but I think that is an anachronism. The man who becomes President will become the most INDEBTED man in the world … and yet it seems this does not impact on how some will vote. Party tribalism uber alles, baby.
The media want Obama now just as they wanted him in 2008. This time around the halo has slipped and it is now more a question of not kicking him out, yet. He has unfinished business, we are told, I am inclined to agree. What strike me about Obama is his lack of vision, his lack of charisma, his disinterest in those poor saps who vote for him. Caveat emptor.
The unvarnished truth is that America needs to suffer much more humiliation, the astronomical debt needs to increase even further, and Islam needs appeased a bit more. Israel needs to go it alone and every ally that the US ever had needs to sweat a bit more.
Four years ago, I welcomed the election of Obama as I thought McCain was an inept opponent and I felt that putting a radical liberal in the White House might actually embolden Americans to rise up and seize the Presidency from him in 2012.
Back in 2010, I felt the Tea Party offered hope for change but it seems to have faded, or at least that is how the media portray it. And what we now see is America sleep walking into the post American era.
I am convinced Obama will win this election and therefore America loses. Perhaps the “Exceptionalism” of this great Nation has been finally laid to rest by the ascendancy of unexpurgated liberalism to the White House. Four more years will put many more nails in the coffin.
Demographic changes also make it more and more unlikely that America can ever get back to what it once was and the new kid in town, China, is where real future power lies. Those who cheer for Obama also cheer for the end of their great Nation but self awareness tends not to be leftists strong point. So ring out the bells….and spare a thought for the decline and fall of a great nation.