The Last Smart Nail in the Coffin......
The Economist of London.
The Economist is pro-globalization, anti-regulation, pro-free markets.......
And pro Obama.
I have been working on a long letter to my Kind Christian friends.....who are voting McCain because they are pro-Life.....and for some demented reason are voting for a guy who spends less time in churches than me..... over a declared born-again Christian.
You are dissing a guy who actually goes to church with his first wife and his actual children every Sunday......over a guy who only goes to church if there are cameras, or if the choir girls are really hot and his second wife is out of town at a beer convention with her daddy.
I have been reading the Economist since 1970, when I first hit England. It was already a hundred years old at that point.....and given to rational, dour, scientific and calm analysis of any given situation.....regardless of the politics.
If the Economist endorses Obama.....and you are still a McCain person and not a Kind Christian.....it means, I am very sorry to break this to you......
You are fucking stupid.
The most conservative newspaper in the world is supporting the centrist black guy over your fuddy-duddy with the dipshit squeaker side-kick.
My dark side would ask you to shoot yourself and save our precious gene-pool the affront of your obviously polluted DNA....but this is a kinder, gentler world. We are supposed to be inclusive and diverse.
And we are catering the McCain victory party on Tuesday.
I would rather ask you to actually go to a computer, or a library.....and check some actual facts about the candidate's positions.
Or go to the Economist.
One guy has a plan.....the other guy is trying to extend his priapic schoolboy run through our most sacred institutions and values. Why he dragged perfectly intelligent Republican folks with him is beyond me, and worthy of study by someone smart.
No wonder David Foster Wallace hung himself. Really. That is not a flip remark.
I am sorry if the black guy scares you.
Sometimes wisdom comes in strange packages.
Hey....the Three Wise Guys were black, Asian and Semitic.....and it worked for Jesus.
That was some serious Change.
Here is the Economist's conclusion:
He has earned itSo Mr Obama in that respect is a gamble.
But the same goes for Mr McCain on at least as many counts, not least the possibility of President Palin.
And this cannot be another election where the choice is based merely on fear. In terms of painting a brighter future for America and the world, Mr Obama has produced the more compelling and detailed portrait.
He has campaigned with more style, intelligence and discipline than his opponent. Whether he can fulfil his immense potential remains to be seen.
But Mr Obama deserves the presidency.