2008-11-04

Election Day Shenanigans

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Ezra Klein takes a hilarious look at the nerd vote:




McSweeney's uncovers a few rejected Robocalls:

"Hello. I'm calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama always Super-Sizes at McDonald's but then orders—get this—a Diet Coke. Who do you think you're kidding, Barack? Cutting calories in one part of your meal doesn't cut the calories for all of it. Just like your tax plan. Washington's spending has gotten obese with earmarks, and one Diet Coke isn't going to fix it. Barack the wealth spender is washing down his Big Macs with some 'pinko' Kool-Aid. Not the leader America needs."


Here's one explanation for why Obama may still be trailing John McCain by such a wide margin in Texas; 23% of us still think he is a Muslim (and by "us" I am of course referring to all Texans).


And finally, no matter who wins tonight Susan Nielson thinks we should all (for the sake of unity) take a minute and privately admit to ourselves that we may have in fact been wrong about our choice for President. Why? Because an Obama Presidency will inevitably fail to live up to all the hype and a McCain victory will almost certainly not be just four more years of George W Bush.

You may disagree with me on this, but I tend to think that there are entirely too many issues used each election cycle to pit us against each other and score political points rather than reflect a candidate's intent or ability to garner support around a specific platform. This is not to say that there aren't legitimate concerns regarding both candidates policies (there are), however I adamantly believe that no matter which side of the proverbial aisle you may find yourself on, today represents one of the greatest expressions of a free society, and is an example of how great, despite all our many flaws, this nation truly is.

Thanks and God Bless.

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