...and I vote for both sides. I vote for the person and the message, not by political affiliation.
I am an Independent. Politicians and pollsters love me.
And, like CNN has done in the 2000 election and for all primary voting this year, I am calling the winner AGES before anyone else.
(this isn't an "I'm voting for" post, this is just an unbiased announcement)
Barack Obama will be re-elected for one major reason: There is no electable person running against him. Of the four remaining, none scream 'Presidential Material.'
(I'm hearing a sigh of relief from some of you, and outrage from others. Bear with me, while I explain...)
The GOP is stuck with another Bob Dole. A John Kerry. A 'we got nothing, so here's a softball' candidate.
|BOB DOLE LIKES VIAGRA, BITCHES!!|
And, as current polls and the primaries so far show, there is no front runner. No single candidate stands out, to the point where the Republican party is more divided now than ever. Meanwhile, polls favoring Obama are increasing. He is taking advantages of the division and the strife, while the Republican candidates slowly cannibalize each other.
(This isn't an "Obama rocks" post, or a "Republicans suck" post. I didn't like GW Bush, but I didn't like Gore either. Then, in 2004, the Dems didn't bring forth a candidate that the people could take seriously (remember Howard Dean?? NYAHHHHH!!!!). To me, this is what the GOP is doing now.)
If I were a big player in the Republican Party, I would let Obama win.
(and then, quickly, be drawn-and-quartered)
Why? Fast-forward 4 years. Is Newt re-electable, with his 'shut up, I'm smarter than you' attitude? Santorum, who uses his religious views as scare-tactics and seems to want women back in the kitchen? Paul, who alienates his own kind with every statement, and has racist statements from the past haunting him? Romney, with big businesses and reviled out-of-touch billionaires with their proverbial dick up his ass? If one of these 4 are elected in 2012, the Democrats are back in power in 2016.
The next Reagan. The next Clinton. A JFK, an FDR. No matter who wins in 2012, partisan politics will continue as usual, and progress will be stagnant. Look for real progress and change in 2016... IF anyone steps up to take the lead, and can preach a message that can traverse party lines.
Ok, now the fun part! Am I right? Do I have my head up my ass? And why? Sound off below! (remember you CAN comment anonymously)