Monday, November 03, 2008

Obama 2008

I have spoken in the past about my serious reservations concerning Senator Obama's campaign (which have not dissipated) and of points of sympathy with Senator McCain, but at no point have I actually changed my mind. I am still hoping that the polls are correct and that Obama wins a decisive victory tomorrow.

I wanted to write something a little more substantial outlining my thinking on this matter but time has got away from me. And so I don't think I can do better than this editorial from The New Yorker (H/T Matt). I agree with about 95% of it and find it briefly expresses why this election matters and why on a wide range of key issues Obama is the better candidate for a job in which failure is inevitable but in which there are still greater and lesser disasters. He is not the messiah; but neither is he likely to be a very naughty boy.


Anonymous said...

I already voted for Obama (thank God for early voting) but the state of Kansas will most likely be won by McCain.