One thing to think about . . .
In spite of the huge push by ACORN, by musicians, by hollywood, by the press, and in spite of a very unpopular president, an ongoing unpopular war, and bad economy, McCain and Palin were close. Percentage wise, democrats did better than republicans and that was the difference.
I've read where some believe McCain lost with his pick of Palin. Of course, this comes from lefty bloggers who seem to understand little of how the right thinks and operates. Let's say John picks Leiberman, or Pawlenty. Do you really think he would have done as well as he did? Do you think Joe or Tim would have been drawing those crowds? Uh, no. Not even close.
Of course, for the left that just means we're all stupid, gun tottin' bible thumpers if we think Palin was a good choice for VP. I say it shows your ignorance and inability to get past the lemming talk of the left. Believe what the news tells you, little lemmings. Don't have independent thought!
One blogger wrote that the next republican candidate cannot win if he/she doesn't embrace climate change. Wow. That gets double retard points. First, as a collective, we question whether man creates the seasons. Second, as a collective, we recognize that even if there's the possibility of the chance that maybe man causes . . . seasons . . . that it's not up to the US, ALONE, to do something about it. Lastly, as a collective, even if there is the possibility . . . you get it . . . there's a smart way to go about emission reduction. It's not cap and trade. It's not carbon play money. It's not fluorescent light bulb mandates.
Besides, does anyone really believe in man made seasons anymore? It's been so thoroughly debunked, the models flawed, the consensus not, and new reports saying it ain't so, that I figured the only one carping about it anymore was Gore. Much to most people's amusement. The most accurate of readings . . . satellites from above and robot probes in the oceans, have completely obliterated model suggestions.
Believing in man made seasons, to me, is akin to believing in the embryonic stem cell research hype.
Despite the promise of "change", an unpopular president, a war, a tanking economy, huge push for democratic turn out, and a biased media, McCain did pretty good.
I feel pretty good.