I’ve gotten a couple of e-mails today pulsing my reaction to yesterday’s election. I suppose I’m flattered to be asked–as if I have some sort of magical insight to these things. When really I know just as much and just as little as everyone else….
The results weren’t surprising to me. I didn’t wake up this morning feeling like I’d just been slapped in the head with a V-8. Barring something completely out of the ordinary, I could have told you this was going to happen the night McCain accepted the nomination at the Republican Convention–if not before.
There is no one person to point a finger at–and no one person to blame. Pundits will say McCain was too stiff and Palin was too folksy–but at the end of the day there was no better team to try to push the boat off the sandbar.
It’s all very simple. If you buy a used car from a man who offers you an extended warranty and then never honors it, you’re not inclined to buy a used car from that man again.
The Republican Party needs to take a good long look in the mirror–not the one that shows Presidents and Kings–but the one that reminds them of where they came from and what they stand for.
If there’s ever been an example of “in the right place at the right time” Barack Obama is it. The real story of this election isn’t race or history…it’s the opportunity taken by a talented salesman. Let’s just hope America doesn’t wake up to a case of buyers remorse.
Or let’s just hope Republicans can get their boat back in the water before they do.