Can This Dude Really Win Your Presidential Vote?

30 10 2008

Turning left to Obama-Biden, I see a son and his father on the same ticket. And to right McCain-Palin, I see a father with his daughter; or more appropriately a boss and his bespectacled personal assistant. Needless to say, these presidential running mates are the wackiest combos at best to aim for the highest office. To make it worst, the mainstream media had it all twisted by making this election looks like a race between Obama and Palin – living the two white-haired dudes – McCain and Biden – in the smoke.

Exactly six days to go, it looks like infinity to Obama while the days click like seconds for McCain. If the election were conducted today, the pollsters say the black-haired dude would pull it off big-time! Thus, there is a legitimate reason for the white-haired candidate to gasp for every breath of air which appears deflating rapidly. From the grand scheme of things, only ‘Bradley-effects’ could toss-up this election. Otherwise, Barack could pull a landslide. Well, opinion polls can be very flattery sometimes; people just tell you what you what to hear or whatever comes to their mind. You get the picture, given the fact that ‘Obama’ is arguably the hottest name of this decade. The question is: are these pollees would actually walk their talk? If yes, then Obama gets a done deal.

On the other hand, McCain who assumed an ‘underdog’ title despite his elongated experience and age is not highly favored in recent polling surveys. Notwithstanding underdog appeal could factor in to sway voters to the losing guy’s corner – perhaps out of sympathy. But McCain can’t just bank on that alone. To resurrect as a comeback-kid, this dude needs to scram his overused maverick blabs. Extremists, radicals, and loners are how some people view mavericks. Such characteristics could scare off would-be supporters.

In addition, McCain need to lam that tax-cut bullshits and ‘spreading the wealth’ rhetoric. Most Americans are no-fools. Intelligent voters could be insulted when politicians beat the taxcut drum. It is like saying hey, I’m buying your votes for few hundred$ bucks. So what happens after that? George Bush’s hyped tax-cut and that never insulated the economy from recession. Well, except you are “Joe the Plumber” who made a big deal about paying his civic dues, tax-cut is not going to dent a whole lot of different in one’s life. Paying taxes is a civil responsibility. So get over it. And nothing wrong in spreading the wealth either. It is good for average Americans as most make less than $250,000/yr; and these folks are the main voting block anyway. Actually redistributing wealth would stimulateth the economy rather confining it to the opulence top ten percent. BTW, tax policy is all about spreading the wealth to lower class; it’s been that way for centuries. Therefore, ‘SpredingTheWealth’ fear tactic now adopted by McCain camp could favor his opponent as the argument makes McCain more pro wealthy than middle/working class.

As for the VPs, Joe Biden has his own missteps but he seems to hold it well overall. Other side, everything about Sarah Palin is overblown: from her cloths/hair style to the messed up interview. All fault to McCain’s strategists who tried to remake a made-woman. Kathy Curic ain’t God. I think Palin would have dealt perfectly with the media on her own if there were no strategic restrictions from her handlers. To diffuse unfit-for-office syndrome, she needs to take off those glasses, which stereotypically make her looks less presidential. Most Americans would prefer glassless iron-like lady (think Thatcher!) in the oval office than a softy.

On a more personal note, I don’t know who gets my vote in this election. Both candidates have proven worthy of the highest post. Simply saying I’m voting Obama because I am Black! would be a racial understatement. Same goes to any white dude. As days go, so are the emotions and tensions running high. Eventhough it seemly all set for Obama while McCain people pray for ‘Bradley effect’, the votes that count most due on November 4th. Voters should weigh important issues and vote with their heads. Either way, there would be millions of heartbreaks by this time next week. It’s not going to be the end of the world. President McCain or President Obama would serve United Statesjudiciously. Every citizen’s acceptance of either president would be a support, for nation, which would go a long way.

Have a nice vote.