Friday, March 21, 2008

The Campaigns. I'm Bored. Are You?

By Alan Caruba

Let's have a show of hands to see if you are as BORED with the political campaigns as I am.

I am BORED with Obama versus Hillary and I am happy for the hiatus McCain has given us by going to the Middle East to appear "presidential", even if he doesn't seem to know the difference between al Qaeda, Shias, Sunnis, Iranians, or Little Green Men from Mars.

So naturally I want to know if (a) everybody else is, (b) some of you are, or (c) you're consciously trying to avoid paying any attention to the campaign to avoid becoming bored with it.

Option (c) takes in the fact that McCain has the GOP nomination and says that there is no way numerically that Hillary can get the Democrat nomination. Unless...the superdelegates take it from Obama and give it to her. My theory is that they will.

People keep telling me that the Democrats aren't that stupid, but I keep telling them to look at their two candidates for the nomination. And, yes, they are that stupid.

Of course, this doesn't let the GOP off the hook. Out of a cast of candidates that were often baffling in their opacity, trying hard to ignore the debacles of the Bush Administration or blathering away insanely like Ron Paul.

Does it strike anyone as a strange coincidence that Mitt Romney bit the dust with his speech on being a Morman and Barack Obama has made everyone nervous with his supposedly brilliant speech about why he was not paying any attention in church for the past 20 years?

Race, religion, gender. Everybody tip-toeing around trying to ignore the obvious divisions in our society, being oh so politically correct, and in November it will be the votes of WHITE MALES that will decide who the next president will be.

Denver hasn't raised enough millions thus far for the Democrat Convention, though the GOP seems ontrack. The Democrat convention will be too much fun to ignore as they implode. The GOP will be a pathetic spectacle in which everyone tries to pretend McCain doesn't want open borders for illegal aliens, doesn't believe that global warming is the biggest threat to the planet, and, like Bush, has no idea where Osama bin Laden is these days.

So cast your vote. Bored? Or Not?


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Right Truth said...

Bored some days, but Obama keeps me interested. He's scary.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Alan Caruba said...

Thank you, Moneythoughts. You should think about disseminating your writings on current economic affairs to the newspapers in your state, perhaps the weeklies, and occasionally a daily. There are business publications as well that might find them of interest. It could be a whole new career for you.

Alan Caruba said...

Debbie, you have a very interesting site, particularly for the items you spot and share with visitors. Keep up the good work!

Longstreet said...

Alan, put me down under "Bored", too.

It seems the Clintons have been campaigning for at least 15 years now... non-stop. They have cast a spectre over the nation sorta like a bogyman always standing in the depths of the gray shadows.

Obama is an empty suit, a blank canvas,if you will, upon which everyone is free to paint him as they wish. And all the while we have no idea who he REALLY is. Well... some of us do! (liberal-socialist)

McCain is... well... a democrat! It is a time honored tradition for democrats to parade around as republicans to secure election to some office or other. I am convinced , by McCain's record in the Senate, the man is a democrat!

So, I have no dog in this hunt. On a scale of, oh, say... 1 to 2... how bored do you THINK I am? (Yawn)


Longstreet (Yawn.....ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz)

TJP said...


I'm OVERbored. We're supposed to elect a president every four years, but this campaign seems like it's been going on for FIVE. Part of the reason is the double-edged sword of technology. As much as I love talk radio, Internet news, etc., the instant 24/7 access means that these vast media forms need to be constantly filled, and right now politics is the ideal "sport" or "entertainment" that fits the bill. Still, I'd rather have this than only a daily newspaper and the nightly half-hour news pap that used to be the main sources of the nation's information. But if people are truly bored, there are still books to be read and walks to be taken. Luckily here in New York, we also have our continuing Governors’ freak show to occupy our time! Take care.

Alan Caruba said...

Tip, you have made some excellent points.

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Alan Caruba said...

Thank you, Jacques! It's always good to know there are like-minding people sharing our thoughts with one another.