Saturday, August 23, 2008

Preznit McCain Would Like To Thank...

Well, barring any alternate reality imposing itself, Joe Biden would appear to be the older, whiter half of the Democratical ticket that is busily scrambling toward the imaginary centre in the current American preznitial election. I've had a quick jog through some of the bigger political sites from our southern pals on the left and the consensus seems to be that at least it wasn't Satan. He didn't pick Satan. It could have been Satan. Or Joe Lieberman. Biden appears to be receiving a welcome worthy of a desperate compromise at best and a drunken night of regret at worst.

Some of the same folks that screamed at me for questioning the ascendance of Barack Obama are now kicking their toes in the dirt and rationalizing the choice of Biden as his running mate. He's the attack dog, he was mean to Giuliani, he's older and whiter and Catholic. A lot of the commentariat appear to be trying to convince themselves that it isn't a sell out, crap waffle of a choice and more than a few are spitting in disgust. Way to go hopes, dreams and ponies ticket!

7 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

I'm glad I don't have as much emotion invested in this as you have.

I could not possibly care less who Obama chooses as a running mate. Or McCain, for that matter...and when he does, that'll be the last requirement filled for any commitment I have to remain minimally informed with regard to this dreary, foreign circus, after which I will no longer be paying attention until the day after the election, at which point, the voting irregularities will make it interesting again.

psa said...

well ti, i'm a fan of the convoluted, twisted and bizarre american political process but this election cycle has proven insufferable. i'd love to be an interested onlooker with someone to cheers for but neither side of this campaign strikes me as worthy. though there is a sort of car wreck quality to the obama team speeding toward the guard rail on that mountain highway. vote lesser of evils.

Ti-Guy said...

well ti, i'm a fan of the convoluted, twisted and bizarre american political process but this election cycle has proven insufferable.

The bizarreness has become commonplace and predictable and impervious to anger, considered condemnation, polemic, irony, satire, parody or high/low mockery. It's not even interesting as an avenue for sociological/anthropological enquiry anymore.

Much more of this, and we'll have to resort to the type of dissent common in the late Soviet era: sitting in playgrounds and drawing circles in the sand.

Better to just note the milestones and see where that goes. Besides, we'll be faced with our own (mercifully short, although I'm sure that will just concentrate the stupid) circus of our own very soon.

Dr.Dawg said...

What a magnificent gesture by the first-ever clean, bright, articulate Black in mainstream American politics.

Ti-Guy said...

Remember: he's not Black...he's African-American...a novel distinction in the US's never-ending obsession with race that caught me and my multi-culti sensibilities by surprise.

The Seer said...

I too am disappointed in Joe Biden. As an American, I have to question the patriotism of anyone who would agree to run against John McCain. This is on the level of Stephane Dion running around southern Ontario like somebody's already called an election while the PM is trying to get everybody back to Ottawa to refunct Parliament so he doesn't even have to call an election. Which i guess means that if I were a Canadian, I'd have to question Dion's patriotism. Libruls are the same everywhere.

Craig said...

After the FISA waffle, you're surprised? In so many ways, Obama has jumped the shark. Still, from an electability standpoint (and, at this stage, electability is what it all boils down to), he could have done worse. So, yeah, this confirms it: I'm no longer voting for Obama; I'm voting against McCain. Kinda like my vote in the next Federal election: anti Harper, not pro anybody. It's the curse of our time.