Okay, enough said! Yes, I'm ecstatic over the results of the Election. Whoo-frakkin' - hoo!
As my last official blog of the 2008 election, I would like to commend (in an odd sort of way) Senator John McCain for accepting blame for his failed election. Very few people today are willing to step up to the proverbial plate and say hey, I'm responsible and I'm sorry. In his concession speech, John McCain spoke those admirable words.
I'd like to point out, to him, to the country, that he is not solely to blame for his failure to get 270 electoral votes. The majority of the blame can be summed up in one, very simple word: Bush. Yes, our current President, as well as the Republicans in charge, along with some Democrats as well, are partially - if not majorly (I know, not a word, but I'm using it anyway) to blame for John McCain's failure to garner 270 electoral votes.
With that said, Senator McCain made a few missteps along the way:
- First - instead of sticking to his ideal of running an honorable campaign, he ran a dishonorable campaign.
- Second - he never should have suspended his campaign because of the economic crisis. He did himself more harm than good with that act, and then whined continuously about that act for the rest of his campaign.
- Third - he underestimated the effects of the economy, and George W. Bush, on the American voters.
- Fourth - he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate!!!! WTF!!!! Before her nomination as his running mate, who in the heck had heard of her? He picked - in my opinion at least - her for her gender alone and not her qualifications. That, my friends, is sexist!
Still, he accepted the blame, in part, for his failed campaign, so the man has earned some of my respect. I'm just saying . . .