OK, I’m just going to be direct and honest here.
McCain is losing. I wish he was winning, but he probably isn’t going to win. I know polls aren’t everything, but they are something. And while various polls have various numbers going on, there isn’t a single poll that shows him winning this thing. So I don’t think he will.
Here’s what makes me mad… There are a lot of things about McCain that are good – but really, I’ve never been super excited about him. I like some of his views, and I don’t like hardly any of Obama’s views, so McCain’s kind of the best I’ve got.
And as for Sarah Palin – she’s fun, cute, and charismatic (not in the wacky pentecostal sense, but in the people-enjoy-watching-her sense). (Actually, come to think of it, there’s a chance she may be the other kind of charismatic, too). I share many of her views as well. But since it’s my blog and I’m just being honest here – watching her is like watching a train wreck. She reminds me a little of Dan Quayle; a really smart person, who just couldn’t get it together in public settings.
So it really makes me mad that McCain/Palin is the best we can come up with. I have a co-worker at one of my jobs who is an uber-republican, and is really in love with both John and Sarah. Whereas in my case, if someone were to ask me how I felt about John/Sarah, I’d have to sigh and say, “Sure. I guess.”
It reminds me of a dark two-year period a few years ago when I took a big risk and worked with a pastor who turned out to be incredibly incompetent, and really frustrating in so many ways. And I constantly found myself in the position of having to defend him, and the denomination above him, to people who had trusted me for years. And I felt like an idiot, because the guy just wasn’t right for his position. But I always had to come up with reasons to be excited about him, and I knew and everyone knew that whenever I said anything positive about him, it was just empty.
Sometimes I wonder if McCain feels that way about Palin, now that she’s been out there for a while and has continued to say wacky things. Or, I wonder if Palin feels that way about McCain, especially during the past few weeks when it seems that Obama can do no wrong and McCain is coming off looking like a guy who just needs to move to Florida and take a long nap.
Sorry if what I’m writing offends my vast reading audience. It’s just hard to get excited about people who aren’t exciting.
PS – on another topic, I’m going to loosen up and allow comments to appear right away. As far as I know, I don’t have that many enemies at the moment. So you people need to behave yourselves, or you’ll find your comment privileges restricted again!