Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Choice of Running Mate

On Friday, both Rush Limbaugh and Tom Hannity were letting Obama have it pretty good, because he was delaying announcing his choice of running mate. They were mocking him, because he was making it "such a big production" and thinking everyone would be waiting with bated breath to hear who it was.

Well, weren't they?

And I didn't hear them rippng McCain on the subject. Yet McCain has been the Republican nominee for a lot longer than Obama has been the Democrat nominee, so why hasn't he already made his decision? Yet we're supposed to wait until his birthday (August 29), then he'll tell us who it will be.

On the other hand, I really think McCain's campaign is doomed, because the media simply doesn't want him to be president, and they're not covering him at all. 80% of the news coverage on network TV and in the print papers is on Obama, with McCain relegated to the back page.

I don't listen to Michael Savage as a rule, but I did tune in to him one night several months ago, back when Hilary and Obama were still competing, and he pointed out that all that debacle was actually helping Obama, by keeping his name in the papers, so much so that everybody already thought he was President. McCain was simply overshadowed.

And there's a lot of truth to that.

Frankly, the entire political election system of the US is messed up, and has been for a long time. (Yes, it's still better than anyone else's, doesn't change the fact that it's messed up because it's supposed to be so much more.)

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