Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama Won
A Difference Between Dems and the GOP

Well, unless I'm forgetting something, every poll about every debate showed that Obama won.

So much for Bill Bennett's prediction. (He predicted McCain would go up in the polls "a few points." Technically we don't know that's false yet, but we can now predict with some confidence that it will be.)

One difference between the Dems and the GOP is this:
Suppose the Dems had just given us eight years of the shittiest president of all time, and then gave us a crappy candidate who, when he could manage to formulate a coherent message at all could only stammer out things that were roughly equivalent to "stay the course!" To their credit, the Dems'd basically be closing up shop at this point. The campaign would be basically pro forma. The GOP on the other hand is just getting nastier and more frantic.

As is so often the case with extremists, many of the contemporary GOP's "arguments" come down to little more than insisting that they are right. We can expect them to get angrier and more frantic as it becomes clearer and clearer that they are screwed.

As you know, I don't think the Dems are any great shakes. But they're at least a fairly mainstream, fairly centrist, fairly sane and fairly competent political party. They're only approximately ordinarily likely to screw up. It ain't much, but compared to the trainwreck of irrationality that is the contemporary GOP, it's worth fighting for.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bennett knew his prediction was a bit of a gamble.

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:51 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Hoo hoo!

Gamble... Good one.

10:12 AM  

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