If this is the way America wants to go off the cliff, so be it. But I wish we’d at least had a Big Picture election. The motto of the British SAS is “Who dares wins.” The Republicans chose a different path. A play-it-safe don’t-frighten-the-horses strategy may have had a certain logic, but it’s unworthy of the times. mark steyn
I have an ongoing argument with myself and, at a glance, my pal Kevin Grace. It comes down to this: does it make sense to be politically engaged or should one go and make as much money as possible, nail the windows shut, and live a life as far removed from the hubbub as possible?
My friend Sean McCormick called this election for Obama because, rightly, he was unwilling to underestimate the stupidity of the American population. While I tend to agree, it does not solve the dilemma of engagement. Do you bother?
In a very real way, the attractions of disengagement beckon. Not because Mitt lost; rather because Mitt was nominated at all.
In Canada we have, or at least had until he went under the radar, Justinmania.Not for any good reason, just because the dummies want to pretend that everything will be great if we could just go back a couple of decades.
A friend of mine once characterized the policy of the Progressive Conservative Party as “A better yesterday tomorrow!”
In a sense, much as I liked Obama’s victory speech, he seems to be looking backwards rather than forward.
Which may well be where I get off.