Election Day

I went to the polling venue about 7:00 AM expecting to have to hunt for a parking space and stand in a long line waiting to vote.  To my surprise, the parking lot was less than half-full, there was no line of people waiting to vote and I was out of there in less than 15 minutes.

So much for the predictions of a record turnout (at least at 7:00 AM where I vote!).  And I live in one of the alleged “battleground” states where there have been massive efforts by both parties to “Get out the Vote.”

Politics and Football

The Washington Redskins host the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight on Monday Night Football.  There is a legend that says if the Redskins win their last home game before the US Presidential Election, the incumbent party’s candidate (i.e., McCain) will win the election; otherwise, the challenging party’s candidate (i.e., Obama) will win the election.

Who are you rooting for?

Redistributing Wealth

The following is is an excerpt of an email I found sitting in my inbox this morning.  And yesterday I received “personal” letters from both John McCain and Sarah Palin telling me how important it was for me to open up my wallet and donate to their cause.  If I do in fact choose to make a donation, I wonder if this would indeed be a case of “Redistribution of Wealth?”




Only two weeks remain in the campaign to decide America’s future. We need you to act now to help elect Republicans to offices all across the country – from the White House to the courthouse.


With the clock running out and funding so critical to getting our message to the voters, Governor Palin, GOP candidates and I are counting on you to help us meet our $50 million fundraising goal for October by making a secure online contribution of $2,000, $1,000, $500, $250, $100, $50 or $35 to RNC Victory 2008 today….


This picture was taken at a rally in Leesburg, VA for Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate for President.  I wonder if either of these kids could explain to me just what the “Marxist Ideology” is and its relationship to the “Obama Doctrine?

The Great Debate, Part III

On Wednesday, I watched the final McCain/Obama Debate.  I think it was the best of the three debates, but that’s not sayingt much since I thought the first two were really a waste of my time.  And all the “Joe the Plumber” references were a bit too much for me.

Guess it’s all over now except for three more weeks of incessant political ads on TV and annoying phone calls from supporters of both candidates.

The Great Debate, Part II

I watched the second McCain/Obama Debate this last Tuesday and I must say I was quite “underwhelmed” by the whole thing. I thought it was very poorly organized and that the moderator (Tom Brokaw) did a terrible job.

And, here we are in the middle of the greatest economic downturn since the 1930’s and neither candidate really had much to say about what their plans were to deal with this crisis. Nothing much they said differed from the first debate.

But I guess they both get credit for remembering all their scripted answers. 😉