Watching this election, electronically linked up to voters across the United States and beyond, is a surreal and beautiful experience.
You do have to hand it to the McCain team for their oddly subtle touch. They didn’t want to go out and call Obama a terrorist just because Obama’s father was Muslim.
We have become so jaded that democracy for its own sake seems meaningless, but voting to stand against “isms” seems somehow more justified.
Expectations are incredibly high right now. Obama has been short on specifics, such that each interest group can project back onto him what it is they want to see accomplished.
At the end of the video, Obama appeared live from a rally in Florida, making his usual closing pitch to Americans to come out and participate.
Well, it seems that McCain didn’t get the submissive vice presidential candidate that he wanted.
What will the voting results look like in terms of Obama’s “Mandate” from the People? A simple win will determine the Presidency, but it will take more than that to hand Obama real control over his program.
White people who are otherwise held down by their class still have someone to look down on: the black welfare mom, the illegal immigrant, etc.
The stores listed on Palins shopping extravaganza were Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. It’s important to remember that these well-known retailers were once linked to the slave labour of women.
Though I firmly believe McCain’s dirty campaign tactics did indeed play a factor here, what should also be recognized is the history that white women have of blaming innocent black men of assaults.