Saturday, August 9, 2008
AMERICANS FEAR CHANGE
Billy Joel said it best when he told his significant other "Don't go changin', to try and please me. You never let me down before. I don't imagine you're too familiar, And I don't see you anymore. I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble, We never could have come this far. I took the good times, I'll take the bad times. I'll take you just the way you are." This is how I feel about this campaign and America. Is the "change" we need really a change in traditional philosophy? Or do we need a change in faces? President Bush himself said change is good and it energizes Americans. I think this is true. However, I think the change Obama has tapped into is not the kind of change Americans like. Americans don't like the unknown. Obama is the mysterious shadow that lurks behind us all. Do we take a chance on an inexperienced, silver tongued, charismatic, master manipulating marketeer? Or do we go with what we know? McCain is the veteran politician with experience and familiarity, yet different and new. This is why the Dem's are pushing the Bush 3rd term campaign. Though Americans can tell the dudes aren't undergoing any sort of separation operation. Americans like change, but we have to be familiar with it. Hillary we knew. She would have been a change of the familiar kind. Obama is the new fraternity kid who hasn't gone through his initiation yet and I think Americans are shaky about the rookie senator and his new friends. Though his entire staff is made up of Clinton oldies. Not so "Change"-ish. I often hear arguments that to be President you need experience in foreign policy, military, academics, job and of course brains. Brains are obviously connected to speaking ability according to the left. John Kerry aka Thursten Howell the 3rd, was all about experience and intellect. Now it all doesn't matter. Now that the donkey's main man is a rookie, inexperience is of no consequence. Obama voted against the Iraq war and he is riding this example of exceptional judgement all the way to November. This is going to bite his butt down the road. You heard it hear first. How long would this post be if I had to jot down all of Obama's MIS-judgements? Starting with his choice in pastors.
So I submit to you today that this overbearing, overriding, over the top, over done, over exposed, over blown logo and theme of "CHANGE" will be a BOIL ON THE BUTT OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN come November. Americans want change, just not the scary unknown kind. Unfortunately the "them" I am referring to is NOT republicans. I am referring to moderate older democrats who are uncertain what Obama will bring to the table. Phants are fully aware of the jack-ass and his unscrupulous ways. Its the teetering middle section in panic mode. This is the McCain democrat crowd that will kick out a bubbled chad for the old man. Speaking of bubbles, did I hear one burst?