Monday, August 25, 2008

McCain vs. Obama projection

One other reason I think McCain is going to win this election: McCain treats the election like a job interview with America. Obama treats it as an opportunity to change America. Obviously it's not quite that cut-and-dried (they both pander on some points and stick to their guns on others), but my general sense is that McCain sees the American people as boss and Obama doesn't. Since the voters actually are the boss this doesn't bode well for Obama's chances--"marry the man today and change his ways tomorrow" works in old musicals but not so well in real-life relationships.

I could be wrong, of course. I frequently am.


"The presentation or 'gift' of the Holy Ghost simply confers upon a man the right to receive at any time, when he is worthy of it and desires it, the power and light of truth of the Holy Ghost, although he may often be left to his own spirit and judgment." --Joseph F.
Smith (manual, p. 69)

Be pretty if you are,
Be witty if you can,
But be cheerful if it kills you.

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