Six More Days…

November 4th is just six days away and I’m wondering what that day will bring. If I’d had it a little more together, I would have voted absentee so at least I could finally ignore the endless flood of campaign advertising. So many people are griping about how the presidential election has turned into a two-year popularity contest and I think it’s true: It seems like ages ago that names like Clinton, Paul, Kucinich, Giuliani and Huckabee were in our ears daily. It seems like it’s been McCain vs. Obama for years. I guess I’ll be glad when it’s over, but really only hopeful if Barack Obama wins the election. And if he does? How shall we measure this “change” he has used as his primary buzzword? In my view, Obama’s cabinet will spend the first four years mopping up the mess that is our economy and international relations. Just trying to clean up the Iraq/Afghanistan debacle — a task that admittedly will take decades — is too much for one administration. So “change” at least for the first half of what I hope is at least eight years of a Democratic white house is going to be about reversing all the damage done by eight years of stupidity, arrogance and deceit. That’s no job I’d look forward to! And our incumbent gets the added good fortune of inheriting a death-spiraling economy to boot…

Without fear of jinxing the outcome, I’m going to welcome Mr. Obama and support his administration 100%. He has run an ethical, classy campaign. I think he even has the smarts to be our next president. Imagine that… a president with vision, a plan and brains. Imagine what we’ve been missing these past eight years.

The cynic in me is quoting, “Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill” but for now I’m telling him to shut up and let me be hopeful again, if only for a little while.

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