Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Post-Debate Malaise

Velvet and I watched the debate together last night.
Over all, I have to say I'd rather have watched something else - like tonight's South Park premier, but it wasn't on. We agreed that any undecided voter would have come away with this information:

McCain = Old
Obama = Young

I stopped listening to both of them because they are repeating themselves. Most likely, this repetition is the same reason I quit paying attention to politics years ago. For me, this year is sort of like tuning in on a few games of the World Series.

The Artist from the South of France has worked in advertising for many years and says that the Republicans are generally stronger in the marketing department because they stick to a very simple message.

McCain looked like an old grouch when he said that most people in that room hadn't heard of Fannie or Freddie until the last week. That was bullshit because anyone who has ever bought a home knows about Fannie and Freddie. We may not know all the details - but that was a very tacky thing to say.

He's always been grumpy and tacky, and I'm sorry about the POW camp and everything, but he walks like he's got a stick up his ass. It's very unattractive. That Pat Robertson said Obama looked presidential and McCain didn't is reason to be hopeful. Somebody said Obama was blessed with a great smile so that he looked debonair under attack. We all know appearances count for a lot in American politics. I wish Cary Grant were president. Hell, I wish Cary Grant were my house boy.

I probably will see The Artist from the South of France again after all, though. I'm running out of weed, and this is no time in America's history to be without weed. Waiting to see just who turns out at the polls on Nov. 4 is going a high anxiety activity.


Blogger Gail said...

Excellent overview of the debate.

If McCain said "my friends" one more time I would have puked.

That "hell-in-a-hand-basket' phrase you used comes to mind.

Ya know? The other evening when it was rainy and raw and cold? It was the first time I actually felt I shouldn't turn on the heat because of the cost. That is one way the squandering and mis-management of the "powers-that-be" have clearly impacted this little hard working household. And I refuse to give up a nice bottle of wine and some of those delicious munchie foods like brie and hummus and sharp cheddar and fancy olives - I will just put on another sweatshhirt. SO if any of you see me all bundled up know I am enjoying some good wine and fun food. A perfect sacrifice, I say.

peace (and wine)....

October 8, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Comrade Kevin said...

The debate was a little dull and repetitive too at times. Partially this was due to McCain's sticking to the same attack lines, ie Obama's going to raise your taxes and is naive to meet with our enemies.

McCain wanted to run as a foreign policy president and that just isn't how it's going to be this cycle. The economy is the number one issue and McCain has no real response to it.

October 8, 2008 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Cary Grant ... mmmmmm. x

October 8, 2008 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, Mr. Grant. Yes. He would have been welcome to share wine, cheese and olives in my cold little house (with a nod to gail).

I used to have problems with McCain's age, bitterness and party affiliations. These have been overshadowed by my problems with his running mate. He hasn't made Good Choices.

October 8, 2008 at 7:23 PM  

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