". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Tell me I'm delusional.

Tell me I'm desperate.

Tell me I'm living in denial.

Tell me I'm just plain dumb.

Call me what you will--I don't care. Because I think the pollsters have gotten this wrong, and I predict that John McCain will be our next president.

And of course, if he does win, the charges of racism will begin (because apparently there aren't any other legitimate reasons for voting against Obama).

But I ask--if America is such a horribly racist nation, why is the more politically correct vote the one that is placed for the black man? How could Obama have so quickly risen from political insignificance to a chance at the presidency? How could he have won the ballot in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire this morning? (A town that is not known for predicting the outcome, by the way.)

If he loses, as I think he will, it will be because Americans took a closer look and decided he is too liberal and risky a choice. Perhaps they have taken another look and seen some of what Thomas Sowell so eloquently describes in a recent column. Here's an excerpt:

Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else.

Anyone who has actually had to take responsibility for consequences by running any kind of enterprise-- whether economic or academic, or even just managing a sports team-- is likely at some point to be chastened by either the setbacks brought on by his own mistakes or by seeing his successes followed by negative consequences that he never anticipated.

The kind of self-righteous self-confidence that has become Obama's trademark is usually found in sophomores in Ivy League colleges-- very bright and articulate students, utterly untempered by experience in real world.

Lord, have mercy on us if this man becomes the leader of the world. I'm going to pray now. See you at the polls!


mm1985 said...

My dear Cheryl, you are none of those things. I agree with you 100% I think we will be pleasantly surprised by the end of the day!


Barb the Evil Genius said...

Will Obama flick off world leaders like he flicked off John McCain and Hillary Clinton? Our electricity costs are guaranteed to skyrocket. We're guaranteed to face some sort of international crisis. These aren't things I want.

I voted for a black man for governor of my state, so my non-racist card has been punched. :)

Cheryl said...

I guess we both had it wrong, Michelle. Surprised, yes. Pleasantly, no.