Friday, September 05, 2008


The only emotion I felt last night as John McCain finally accepted the Republican's nomination was incredible sadness. Sadness since I think even he realized this was his one shining moment - a political apex. Sadness for what could have been in 2000. Sadness that there are those within his own party who it seems are still uncertain of what to make of this genuinely good man.

What a terrible beast is this thing called politics.


Sara said...

I think you are right, he realized that even at his nominating convention he was probably doomed to defeat in November AND was being upstaged by a pretty right wing girl with almost no experience. And I think he is resigned to the fact that his own party doesn't love him the way they should.

Then, of course, there is also the overwhelming sadness of knowing that he only got this nomination by cuddling with the very religious conservatives and Bush moneymakers that he derided 8 years ago. And that a piece of his soul is now missing as a result. That's incredibly sad too.

Jen said...

McCain/Palin aren't doomed to defeat and we'd be fools to think that.

Sara said...

I don't think it's certain, but I think it's more likely than not. If I had to bet a lot of money on the outcome of the election right now, that's the way I'd bet.

Unknown said...

Agreed. I'm pretty much worthless today, and not just because of the drunk I pitched after the speech last night. Palin's the GOP's "third bush term" nominee, today and in the future, and McCain isn't wearing the pants on his own ticket.

It's as if McCain has realized and accepted the truly terminal/zombie status of the GOP, and has pressed on since he's technically the nominee already.