Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Election from Hell

John Derbyshire of National Review Online has a piece that captures my sentiments about the 2008 election.

Here's a sample:

I can’t say that I ever felt much warmth for either John McCain or Barack Obama. The first struck me as a burned-out Senate seat-warmer (term limits! oh please, term limits!) who had shown outstanding courage as a young warrior but considerable wrong-headedness as a politician — a category of persons with which history has, after all, been well supplied. Obama I have never seen as anything but a bag of wind, possessed of great political guile, but steeped in the faddy, solipsistic notions of post-1960s college leftism.

And:

I don’t want either of these men in charge of the federal government, neither the crazy old fool nor the simpering sophomore. I don’t want either the moralistic imperialism of John McCain or the welfare-state-to-the world sentimentalism of Barack Obama. I don’t want my country represented by either a Compassionate Crusader or by Oprah Winfrey in drag. (Possibly in person, too, if the rumors we’re hearing about Obama’s plans for Ms. Winfrey are true.)

2 comments:

Michael Kruse said...

Well said!

The Scylding said...

I'm so happy I'm not American. But then chances are Canada will have a Fall election. But then again, I'm not a citizen yet, so I can't vote.