I was reflecting about the election after imbibing a glass of Stags Leap Cabernet (2002) last night, and the wonderful thing about a fine wine is that it has so many different flavors. That range of sensory experience can run from black currant to cigar, or wet dog to strawberry. It's quite the thing. Some have a palette that is open to the "higher ranges" of flavor or bouquets and some just enjoy it for "the taste".
Well, depending upon how developed your electoral "palette" is - you're either a McCain fan or you'd be happy with a "hot, steamy plate of shit."
From Mark Steyn:
|Yes, technically, this is still a two-party state, but one of the parties is like Elton John's post-Oscar bash and the other is a church social in Wasilla. As David Sedaris put it in The New Yorker:"I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. 'Can I interest you in the chicken?' she asks. 'Or would you prefer the platter of s--t with bits of broken glass in it?'"To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."Well, to be honest, I've never much cared for chicken.McCain vs. Obama is not the choice many of us would have liked in an ideal world. But then it's not an "ideal world," and the belief that it can be made so is one of the things that separates those who think Obama will "heal the planet" and those of us who support McCain faute de mieux. I agree with Thomas Sowell that an Obama-Pelosi supermajority will mark what he calls "a point of no return."It would not be, as some naysayers scoff, "Jimmy Carter's second term," but something far more transformative. The new president would front the fourth great wave of liberal annexation – the first being FDR's New Deal, the second LBJ's Great Society, and the third the incremental but remorseless cultural advance when Reagan conservatives began winning victories at the ballot box and liberals turned their attention to the other levers of the society, from grade school up. The terrorist educator William Ayers, Obama's patron in Chicago, is an exemplar of that most-recent model: 40 years ago, he was in favor of blowing up public buildings; then he figured out it was easier to get inside and undermine them from within.All three liberal waves have transformed American expectations of the state. The spirit of the age is: Ask not what your country can do for you, demand it. Why can't the government sort out my health care? Why can't they pick up my mortgage?|
Just something more for you to think about.
It comes down to a choice between form and substance. Obama is all form & no substance.