Turn Out The Lights, The Party’s Over

I’ve just watched the latest debate, and I believe that John McCain’s odds of victory in November are getting longer. In tonight’s forum he seemed more like an eccentric, crusty, and somewhat rambling old codger than ever before, while Barack Obama seemed sharp, forward-looking, articulate, and focused, with a great many more details and specifics ready at hand. My own choice was already made — barring revelations, between now and Election Day, of actual treason on Obama’s part, the nomination of the Pentacostalist bumpkin Sarah Palin had already made it impossible for me seriously to consider voting for Mr. McCain — but I think that after tonight’s entertainment many of those who were still undecided will no longer be.

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7 Comments

  1. chris g says

    McPain won me over with the frequent use of “My Friends…” I can relate to him now. We are friends.

    Posted October 8, 2008 at 1:00 am | Permalink
  2. JK says

    Here I was thinking that my hillbilly region produced only the most mundane, inane sorts of stuff. And yet a sophisticated New Yorker uses the word “entertainment” to describe this debate?

    I suppose I must now take up the sport of dominoes under the shade of the old oak in Melbournes’ city park.

    When you see me on ESPN, please don’t send me post cards for my autograph.

    I sign with an “X.”

    Posted October 8, 2008 at 2:48 am | Permalink
  3. Charles says

    The results of this debate were quite heartening, but I can’t shake my doubts. Not about who I’m voting for, but about what’s going to happen in the next month. Nothing is certain… and that keeps me up at night.

    Posted October 8, 2008 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    Might as well get some shut-eye, Charles. In the long run we’re all screwed anyway.

    Posted October 8, 2008 at 11:51 am | Permalink
  5. Kevin Kim says

    That’s why I’m voting for Janine Lindemulder.

    Kevin

    Posted October 8, 2008 at 1:07 pm | Permalink
  6. Malcolm says

    Right, Kevin. If we are choosing who is going to screw the electorate, we might as well hire a professional.

    Posted October 8, 2008 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
  7. JK says

    http://cosmicvariance.com/2008/10/08/that-darn-overhead-projector/

    Now that is entertainment.

    Posted October 8, 2008 at 10:34 pm | Permalink