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Our Presidential Endorsement (Really)

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 3rd November 2008 2:24pm
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Obama Endorsement

Unless you've been living underneath a craps table for the last two years, you are well aware that tomorrow - November 4, 2008 - is the day that Americans go to the polls to select who will be President for the next four years.

We've debated whether or not to offer a presidential endorsement, for the obvious reasons... political opinions are like a-holes : almost everyone has one and most of them stink. It could also be said that a-holes who believe in cliches designed to silence discourse deserve not the space to speak them anyways.

Speaking of stinky a-holes: Wayne F. Newton - who has been remarkably silent on the political front this year - has historically been a supporter of Republican presidential candidates. Barry Manilow hedged his bets with a bunch of candidates, most of them Democrats. The casino bosses (Lanni at MGMMirage, Adelson at Sands Corp & Steve Wynn) have been giving gobs of money to the McCain campaign. Elaine Wynn butters the other side of the Wynn bread with her support of Obama.

Will any of their endorsements (and ours) change the way you are going to vote? Probably not.

You and I both know that times right now are as tough as they have ever been. The list of burdens we carry - personally and governmentally - is growing longer and more expensive by the minute. For brevity's sake, we'll skip the detailed summation of economic disasters, international screw-ups and government related bumblings over the last eight years.

Putting The Cards On The Table

To use a poker analogy, the John McCain/Sarah Palin ticket is K-9 suited. There are many ways to fill the hand - including praying that the flop, turn and river will fill a flush, three card inside straight, pairing up the Ks and/or 9s.

The Barack Obama/Joe Biden ticket is pocket Kings - one of the strongest starting hands in poker with a large win percentage right off the bat.

When matched up objectively - the Obama/Biden KK vs the McCain/Palin K-9 suited - it is obvious that throwing chips at hitting suited connectors or a flush is a long shot at best. The K-9 is a dog. Fold.

Barack Obama for President.

Additionally... for those who live in California : Vote NO on Proposition 8.



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Comments & Discussion:

nice job!
i'm liking this website MORE and MORE everyday!
i have a lot of liquor on hand for tomorrow night. i even took a vacation day for wednesday. i am hoping it will be for a celebration and not a tragedy.
Go-Bama!

Chuck:

I can't believe that you announced support for Obama. I thought you were smarter than that. My opinion of your opinions just went down by 50%.

We wacky Canadians just elected a leader (or Douche if you prefer) and we did it all in 6 whole weeks, not 2 and a half years. No matter who wins, don't the presidential primaries start pretty much right away again? (Note: while reading the preceding message, please use your sarcastic inside voice, if you don't have one, call me and I'll do it for you!)

And Chuck, my opinions of your opinions remains unchanged!!

I am posting this as Obama has a commanding electoral lead. That being said, I will admit that I voted for McCain. I am not disappointed nor in agreement with the endorsement from VT. To suggest that it actually matters is naive, yet I just can't let this one go. I truly hope that Obama does the right thing and moves to the center on a enormous amount of issues, taxes and socio-economic matters primarily. Why, because this country cannot be taxed into prosperity and free markets must be allowed to serve their purpose. Furthermore, to vote for Obama just because he seems "cool" or we want to make amends with the rest of the western world is moronic. I believe that If you want to really fuck things up get a computer or a bureaucrat involved.

There was an election tonight????


Why didn't anyone tell me?


Well, I appreciate all opinions as long as they are given responsibly and thoughtfully. I was an undecided voter, and made my choice about two weeks ago. Both candidates had merits, and I also had concerns over both candidates. Regardless of the outcome- one thing everyone can agree upon is that the winner has a lot of pressure to fix a lot of the problems we're having here in the US.

Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion VT. And most importantly, thank you for supporting the No on 8 campaign for us Californians. Discrimination written into any constitution is purely wrong.

BTW- did you see the Arkansas initiative to ban gay couples from adopting children? WTF is up with THAT?!

Why in God's name would anyone seek to adopt an Arkansas baby to begin with, other than perhaps to study the indigenous Hillbilly in its natural habitat?



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