Tuesday 4 November 2008

B.O. is the new P.O.T.U.S.

John McCain would have made a good president. His concession speech was grateful and positive. In it, he mentioned that everybody makes mistakes, and he is sure that he's made his share during the campaign too. He has indeed, and it is primarily because of one of those mistakes that I am glad that Obama won.

I'm talking about Sarah Palin. I mean, seriously, how could somebody so close to death pick somebody so incredibly under-qualified to be his back up for such an important job?

Barack Obama will make a good president too. Many people's expectations will be crushed simply because they are far too high (notice that in his acceptance speach Obama was already trying to lower expectations) and the situation that he is inheriting is too fucked up, but I think he will choose expierenced people (some republicans maybe, even) to help him steer the country in the right direction.

Speaking of directions, what's next for the Repulican party? A shake-up is needed for sure. The "neo-con" philosophy must be purged and a new direction must prevail. But what direction will that be? A turn towards the center? A turn further towards Palin-esc evangelical conservatism? A turn back towards it's Ron Paul-esc libertarian roots? Choose your road wisely, guys. (Yes, of course Republican strategists read this blog.)

Now, the important question: will my stocks get a post-election bounce?


Anonymous said...

McCain sucks and he's probably getting bitch slapped by Cindy for not thanking her for all her help ( money ).

DailyrantsBlog.com said...

The Republican party needs to turn back to it's roots , but it will not. I think the Republicans need some major time in the penelty box, and it looks like they will get it for some time to come. Obama will be a big let down as president. People have huge expectations in their minds for him, and there is no way he can live up to the hype.

cherenkov said...

No, he can't live up to the hype, but as long as he makes progress he'll probably get re-elected in four years.

And what happened to my post-election bounce?

DailyrantsBlog.com said...

Stocks are in for a rough ride for a while Cherenkov....stick with quality and what you know and hang in for the long term

Anonymous said...

Why are you in stocks ?

cherenkov said...

Bob, if you're not in stocks, now would be a good time to get in. There will be some good returns over the next 5-10 years.

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