|Quoting Slider (Reply 51):|
The media failed so magnificently in this campaign
, on both sides, I don't think they asked enough tough questions of Obama and his campaign was high on hope, but not very detailed in policy, so we don't know fully what to expect.
Do you honestly believe that a college-educated women and governor does not know that Africa is a continent? I mean, I did not like her for becoming VP
; but I do know that she is not stupid.
|Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 74):|
She was nominated for VICE PRESIDENT, excuse me, second in command. Two, # 2. She would have answered to McCain at the end of the day.
Obama is President, first in command. One, # 1. He answers to no one. He is it. And if you think he'll honestly answer to the American public, right....Bush didn't, what makes you think Obama will?
That is what I said all along. She was not qualified to be vice-president, yet the country elected a little know one term governor from the South, Jimmy Carter. Granted, Carter is not close to the the best president in our history, but the fact is President-Elect Obama has had less than 4 years on the national stage, and there is a lot we do not know about him. I wonder if the race would have been any different if the financial crisis would have hit sooner. Obama's main line of attack on Clinton would be virtually useless had that happened and we could have seen a very different result.
|Quoting RJdxer (Reply 76):|
Funny how if you were describing a man most people would shrug it off as how the game is played. But for Governor Palin and Senator Clinton before her, the stereotype of "bitch" remains.
Me as well
I believe that it has been very much not the whole party, but more President Bush. If there was a Democrat in the White House and things played out in a simmilar way, people probably would have repudiated the Dems. McCain did, IMHO, a lot better than most other Republicans.
US politics is very much a cycle, and the Democrats won't be in control forever. If the economy does not show signs of turning around in 2 years, then the Dems have no one to blame but themselves.
|Quoting Dc863 (Reply 129):|
Slogans and Tshirts isn't going to make any "CHANGE" but if you look at the crowds they're acting as if Obama is a god.
, thats what bothers me the most. He hasn't been specific enough and not a lot of people seemed to care. They heard the words change and hope (which are not new in elections, BTW) and didn't seem to ask tough enough questions about what he wants to do. Sure, some might say that you should just look on his website, but I want to hear him say the words, which he didn't do very often.
Now, before I get flamed for all of this, I did vote for Barack Obama, but I do believe that American people have been failed by the Media. I supported Hillary Clinton because I felt that she had the ability to get things done, and was the best person to lead this country.
However, I don't want to hear anyone complaining a year and a half down the road that things are not as he promised. Politians always make promises, and rarely do they follow through. The dems have no one but to blame for themselves if things don't get better. They have 57 seats in the Senate, which even though can't overcome a fillibuster, still enough to pass legislation, and enough in the house.
Hopefully, Obama's choice of a Chief of Staff will be a good one; but he is know for being partisan.
Sarah Palin, I never believed that she was the right person to be VP
, I mean, out of all the Republican women in the country, you had to choose her? However, I think that she is being blamed for things that she shouldn't have. I do know that getting to a position like she has, you have to be knowledgable, and she is. It might not have come across like that in the media, but they can do something called "editing." McCain was facing an uphill climb from the beginning because everyone does not like Bush, but the staffers that are leaking this type of information are just trying to save themselves. Most of what I am hearing, I just don't think is true because it doesn't add up.
She is not going to go away, and would not be surprised to see her run for Sen. Steven's seat if he is thrown out or resigns.
McCain staffers just need to ackowledge they were the ones that picked here, move on and try to figure out a way to help the GOP find and rebuild itself; probably on the hopes that the Democratic Controlled government won't live up to its' promises and get some seats back.
What amazes me about the election though is hearing stories of people not knowing who was in control of Congress. They would assume since Bush is in the White House that the GOP controlled congress.
I am looking forward to seeing what can be done in the next few years to reverse the course of the nation, but am afraid that all the campaign promises won't even see the light of day (that they can't lay the groundwork for recovery in 2-3 years) among other things.