I don't hate John McCain. I feel sorry for him. I see a man well past his prime who has an opportunity to realize his long term life goal and it keeps slipping and slipping away. And with that dream, everything he once stood for and sacrificed in this process slip away with it.
I don't really hate Sarah Palin either. Her philosophy is um... otherworldly, to put it mildly, but she's so self-evidently... hmmm... not special (?) that she doesn't inspire the kind of grandeur I hear associated with some comments I've heard about her (ie "the devil" or "the Apocalypse herself"). She'll be back in Alaska in a few weeks.
Me too. I always thought that's why she wasn't considered as VP. I never voiced that since at the time I was criticizing Obama harshly, but I always thought there may have been a cleverness behind the strategy.
Rezko isn't important. I don't know why anyone in the McCain camp thinks people are going to vote based on Rezko. Financial scandals are just seen as part and parcel of political life. People expect that; it's not a surprise. Likewise, I don't think anyone outside of Illinois cares about Daley's brother or Blagojevich. Epic fail.
This isn't about Hillary Clinton now though. It hasn't been for a while. It's about distrust of the party and the candidate that has hardened over the past 4 months. Barack Obama deserves to lose, and egg needs smearing on the faces of his complicit cronies in the party & the media. But the price to pay shouldn't be financed by innocent people who would suffer more under a GOP administration. I may yet vote Obama, but I can't like him. I hate frauds. I can't volunteer for him because I would do more harm than good. I'm very candid and people would know I was lying to them and to myself if I tried to talk up the candidate, like a really bad used car salesman.
I'm also really annoyed because while the gains for symbolic racial equality would be nice w. Obama elected, the damage an Obama loss would do seems to have been nonchalantly blocked from serious consideration. I think the potential bad from a loss outweighs the potential good from a win.
While I admire Hillary Cliton, it should be obvious to anyone reading the few things I post here that the choice has nothing to do with her anymore.
I agree with most of what you write but I don't see Missouri being close. I see it as being redder than Ohio, possibly as red as Florida. It seems the Obama campaign has (privately) thrown in the towel there as well.