Who’s excited for the Presidential debates? All of you, I hope. I know there are some people out there who don’t watch the debates/don’t care about them…but I don’t understand these people and I doubt I’d get along with them very well.
Here’s my take on the 2008 election. (I’ll do my best to keep this non-partisan…I’m a political Independent by the way…voted Republican and Democrat in the past…Green and Libertarian too…depends on the candidates and the issues they’re most likely to face once elected…i.e., I don’t care where my city councilmen stand on abortion, only zoning regulations…) Ah, yes, so my take. Here goes: The next President is going to be awesome. Obama and McCain are both incredible people. The American Dream and the Bona Fide Hero. They’re especially impressive when you compare them to some other recent presidents.
No matter what happens, things are looking up.
I feel like most of you reading this blog are liberal, which is cool. And some of you are probably freaking out about McCain, especially now that he picked such a conservative running mate. Here’s my message to you: chill.
I’ll bet you $20 that if McCain is elected, you’ll see the Maverick McCain (i.e., the more liberal McCain) return post-inauguration. Remember, he couldn’t have gotten the nomination if he didn’t move to the right…found this out the hard way in 2000, back when he was fathering all those black babies…
And for those of you who are freaking out about Obama (which I kind of understand), my message to you is this: play fair. You had your chance (with Bush), and nothing much good happened, so why not give the other side a turn at the wheel?
IN OTHER NEWS
I’m moving to Las Vegas now to write my second book, Fool’s Paradise. It’s about lies and deception—honest! I don’t know many people in the city and am always looking to meet new people to have fun adventures with…SO…if any of you reading this know some cool, open-minded Las Vegas residents, shoot me an email at LawyerBoyChicago@gmail. Especially if these people are involved in any traditionally Las Vegas professions (i.e., gaming/gambling, hotel management, bars & clubs, entertainment, pawn shops…that sort of thing).
Figured I’d try a political blog entry out. I did study Political Science in college after all—like half of my law school classmates.
Yesterday a McCain adviser told Fortune magazine that a terrorist attack would help McCain’s chances on winning the election…and EVERYBODY is freaking out about it. Specifically he said, "a fresh terrorist attack 'certainly would be a big advantage to him.”
John McCain, in response said, “It’s just not true…If he said that, and I do not know the context, I strenuously disagree."
Okay, let’s start here, the advisor was obviously right. Terrorism is a Republican issue, for better or worse—and what I mean by that is people who prioritize homeland security above all else vote Republican more often than they vote Democrat. Common knowledge, right? And if a terrorist attack were to happen in the US, it would bring the terrorism issue to the political foreground. Commonsense, right? ERGO, a terrorist attack would help McCain’s chances of getting elected.
John McCain obviously knows all this. So why does he have to play dumb and pretend that he doesn’t? (This is rhetorical; the answer is obvious: if he did, the media/Obama camp would have a “John McCain wants a terrorist attack” field day.) I always thought he was one of the most honest politicians around, and this false naivety doesn’t suit him well.
Of course, his advisor boarded the false naivety express earlier today: “I deeply regret the comments—they were inappropriate. I recognize that John McCain has devoted his entire adult life to protecting his country.”
And I’m sure if some reporter were to remind McCain that Presidential Elections are zero-sum games and that his quote implicitly suggested that an attack would help Obama, he’d keep the false naivety shtick going and say something like, “Terrorist attacks don’t help anybody—not me, not my opponent, and certainly not the people of America.”
And don’t you think the John McCain of 2000 would have said, “Yes, an attack would help my campaign, but not, I don’t want one, and anybody who suggests otherwise, well, I’d like them to tell me that to my face”?
So...more....less political blog entries???