Sunday, October 26, 2008

Barack or John?

Just a quickie to let you folks know I've come across somebody out there who feels about the same as I do.

When you strip away the junk, the rumors, the conspiracy theories, media arguments and other "pollutants" - I find that I like both Barack Obama and John McCain. Either man will make a great president... but here's my wish: if we could take a trip down each pathway: An Obama presidency and a McCain presidency. Just a four year run. Just imagine: "everything" could happen (and that means "anything") - or - "nothing" could happen: the USA would continue on. Wall Street will eventually re-balance, the pull and tug of daily life will continue. There won't be any major spectacular events (including terrorist acts on North American soil)and whatever it is certain people fear might come to pass should one man be elected over the other may not even near-happen.

What-if-icism: On the wild side, what if Obama left office? What if a strain of flu swept across the land and he was a victim? Let's say Joe Biden was next in line BUT he too had been stricken by a bug that began on the eastern seaboard. Or if McCain were elected, what if he left after a few months? Palin might become the first woman president. So many different scenarios that could play out!

But those are just "imaginings." Look at the difference pre-Bush and today. Look at the difference when New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was inaugurated coronated by man and media alike, and then suffered a spectacular fall from grace.

No matter how much stuff we could imagine, truth Is stranger than fiction at times!

Oh, and the gentleman who agrees with me is a fellow who grew up right here in Albany, New York.

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