Thursday, August 28, 2008
How about that Joe Biden? I’ve been watching the Democratic National Convention and OK, I confess it has me on the edge of my seat. In Obama’s words, “Hillary rocked the house.” Bill was on his game like old times. Joe Biden hit it out of the park. What a stand-up guy. I look forward to hearing Obama tonight. I am so delighted to see these events unfold, hear these words, and witness these images in my lifetime. Unfortunately, I anticipate that the corporate powers, who own the government, will use the same system they have perfected over the past ten years to rig the election. Until the electoral system changes, so that the corporate junta now in power is unable to use their techniques to “win” an election, nothing will change. The only hope for Obama and Biden is if they can win by such a landslide that it is literally impossible to convince the country that they lost by a hair, as in the past two elections. Right now, during the DNC, when the Democrats have center stage, dominate the media, and typically gain an edge with the public because of the spotlight, the latest polls cited in the newspaper state that McCain is (for the first time) 2% ahead of Obama in the polls. Can you believe that McCain would be capable of gaining that lead suddenly now? Me neither. Makes you think. Who’s taking the poll? Was it counted by Diebold? Obama is young enough to have the audacity to hope. For me, it’s not about hope, it’s about prayer. I’m praying for a miracle.