Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Nominees and Likely November Outcome

Obama won in North Carolina by 14 percent over Mrs. Clinton -- a significant margin. In Indiana, she won by 2 percent -- much small than expected. This certainly is a boost to Obama’s claim on the Democratic nomination.

Mrs. Clinton will not quit. She will do everything in her power to win the nomination, from seating the Florida and Michigan delegates (who were tossed out do to rule-breaking Democrat party chiefs in those states) to whatever, remembering the the Clintons will do ANYTHING for power. In the Al Gore spirit, a lawsuit is likely.

One wonders why the battle between him and her was so great. Their politics are nearly identical. The difference, and what voters are voting on, is personality. She is loathsome, conniving, and downright nasty. He is naive, inexperienced but not yet loathsome.

The Democrat Party nomination process is a shame. There is nothing democratic about its process. Everything the Party has stood for has proven faulty. Ignorance rains supreme in their constituency. Look at the African-American voters: they vote Democrat again and again, for the same failed policies from FDR, Truman and Johnson.

People are populists, regardless of nationality. They think the government is there for their benefit, their well-being. Too many associate their personal well-being is determined by what the government can do for them. It is not the government's role rather each has been endowed by [our] Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

This year's election is the Democrats to lose. In the eyes of the electorate, Bush has been a disaster, just like his father. McCain is just Bush v3. He is a token candidate, like Bob Dole was in 1998. The best candidate the Republicans can put up is John McCain? Scary.

I cannot stand Obama or Clinton. Their politics are based on proven, failed principles. But that's not how the bulk of electorate will see the Democrat candidate.

To the masses, McCain is old school, Obama is new school. The masses do not vote on ideology; they vote on personality. The typical non-policial voter says "I vote for the man, not the party." Obama's liberalism will be a disaster for the country. But so will McCain.

The only real reason to even consider McCain, from a conservative perspective, is for the judges, including the possibility of one or more Supreme Court nominations that may come up in the next four years.

Too many hard core Republicans say we must vote for McCain because he is our candidate; that he is the best alternative. The lesser of two evils is still evil. Too many say we need to stay in the Party and change the Party from within; i.e., nominate candidates and platforms that are closer to the original core, conservative values. This has not worked.

For years, the Republican Party has shifted left. The Party has moved too far away from its core principles. Unless it comes back to its core, it will have a tough time winning a majority of votes in any election -- federal or state.

Proven conservative principles is what will save this union, not liberal politics that have failed again and again.

Although many Republican and conservative voices think Obama will lose in November, because of his liberal politics, his inexperience and his inability to garner the white, middle class voter. I cannot see McCain being a strong enough candidate to offer people the better alternative.

When it comes down to it, both Parties are not overly optimistic about their chances in November because both Parties have unappealing nominees. Although I will never vote for Obama (or any Democrat for that matter), I have not made up my mind if I will vote for McCain, because of my general dislike for him.


Repack Rider said...

Obama or Clinton. Their politics are based on proven, failed principles.

As opposed to the smashing success of the Iraq war, the Katrina response, the tender and loving care we take of our veterans, and the wonderful state of the economy under George W.


When the threshold for success is set as low as Bush has set it, it would be difficult for Mr. Obama to come up with worse policies than what we have seen in the last seven years.

JH said...

Touche'. You'll note that I am not supportive of any politician or neither party. I am in favor of Republicans but only barely; not willing or able to vote for either.