It is looking like John McCain will lose, and depending on the poll, not by much. If he does lose by a slim margin, then we will be able to attribute his loss to the bill that bears his name, the McCain/Feingold Act, which is the common name for the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.
You see, at the root is this: John McCain elected to take public funds in the spriit of the bill he co-sponsored. In doing so, he ended up limited in his campaign financing, while Barack Obama was able to take every legal dollar he could find and outspend at a fair rate. Hence Obama was buying infomercials, while McCain couldn’t even throw a bake sale.
It’ll all be over soon, thank God.
A little randomness:
- My political view is simple: anyone who wishes to seek the job of President of the USA is, by his willingness to seek that position, patently unfit for it.
- There was a huge crowd at the Manchaug Fire Station voting this morning. All 6 boothes were filled and there were three people waiting in line.
- We should have gone with the blue thumb as indicator that one had voted like the Iraqis.
- Several of the people I know who have over the years been the most vocal about politics are in fact voting for the first time today. If they can find their way to the polls.
- I refuse to vote for anyone who is running unopposed.
- I suspect a “none of the above” selection would be the hands down winner in all races.