Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Primary season exhausted


Who'd have thought it possible? He's the nominee. Gotta love that such a thing could happen, before I go back to musing about how to make sure he's a better President than he'll be allowed to be without an aroused people.

With relatives, I watched them all on TV tonight, something I never do. McCain was far worse than I expected. Jeffery Toobin almost called his performance catatonic.



Hillary Clinton showed how good a candidate she's become. She would have wiped the floor with McCain. But she voted for the war and never knew what was wrong with that little act of political calculation, so she was never on my list.

Obama -- who knows? We'll see.

After watching the other two, what I noticed was how stingy Obama is with that wide grin when he's orating. He doesn’t smile easily. He demands your serious attention. Hillary is at her best, holding you with her beauty, a sort of warmth (not entirely genuine feeling, but high energy) and her pride in accomplishment. It's an attractive style. McCain was just plain pathetic. He looked as if he'd been practicing his smile for days until he could glue it on his pasty face at will, while wishing he could scratch his butt. It was more weird than offensive. Have to wonder what's wrong with the guy.

3 comments:

bjohanna said...

Sherman Alexie http://www.fallsapart.com/ is writing a weekly column "Sonics Death Watch" for The Stranger, the Seattle weekly where Dan Savage got his start. Sherman's column focuses on his love for the Seattle Sonics (pro basketball) team. In his May 28 column, he focuses on Obama, yet ties it in with pro basketball. It's a good quick read. http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=586890&hp

Tor Hershman said...

All of Them are just Hitler Dees and Hitler Dums .

janinsanfran said...

Here's a link to that Sherman Alexie column that Betty pointed out. It is indeed terrific.

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