Things I hope for in tomorrow’s election

This is almost a repost from 2004. Let’s hope this time my hopes are fulfilled.

  1. A clear winner. Hopefully there will be enough of a difference in the results so the election won’t be in dispute.
  2. If someone concedes be a man of your word and stick to it. Al Gore could have saved this country a lot of frustrations and liberal cries of a stolen election if he had just stuck to his word.
  3. If Senator McCain wins that the Democrats won’t go on for another 4 years about “stolen elections” or rigged voting.
  4. If Senator Obama wins that Republican party will regret the loss, congratulate Senator Obama and focus on 2012.
  5. That the news media shows a modicum of partiality and not declare winners in states that are still too close to call. If the media didn’t declare Gore the winner in Florida too early we wouldn’t have had the problems we did in 2000.
  6. That the people who say they’ll leave the country if McCain gets elected actually leave if he gets elected. The same goes for those who said they’d leave if Senator Obama gets elected. Country first, party second people.
  7. That if Senator Obama loses that his supporters won’t riot.
  8. That if Senator Obama wins that his supporters don’t riot.
  9. That if Senator Obama loses that his supporters don’t commit mass ritual suicide or speak of conspiracies.
  10. This bears repeating. That when we all wake up on November 5th we have one clear winner, a gracious loser, and citizens who can get on with their lives.
  11. I know I’m hoping for too much.

    As always it was your pleasure.

Cowards for Canada

Canadians open arms to Americans:
Canada, here we come:

I’m going to make this short and sweet tonight. So you don’t like the results of the election? Things didn’t go your way? Planning on a move to Canada? Fine. Go ahead. I’ll hold the door for you. JUst be sure to leave your American citizenship and all the rights it encompasses at the door. We’re making room for people who truly appreciate our freedoms.

Man kills himself over election

Man Shoots, Kills Himself at Ground Zero:

A guy by the name of Andrew Veal, from Georgia, killed himself with a shotgun at Ground Zero in New York. He was supposedly distraught over the outcome of the election. First, let me say it’s really not that bad people. It’s just an election. It’s nothing worth ending your life over. Secondly, if anyone on the left says that his blood is on President Bush’s hands or any Republican says anything like “One down” then I hope you rot in hell. A man took his own life. There were probably other underlying issues here but have some respect. My prayers and condolences go out to the Veal family and friends.

Hoping against Hope

Things I hope for in tomorrow’s election:

  1. A clear winner. Hopefully, there will be enough of a difference in the results so the election won’t be in dispute.
  2. If someone concedes, be a man of your word and stick to it. Al Gore could have saved this country a lot of frustrations and leftist cries of a stolen election if he had just stuck to his word.
  3. If President Bush wins by a considerable majority that the left will finally shut up about “stolen elections”.
  4. If Senator Kerry wins that conservatives regret the loss, congratulate Senator Kerry and focus on 2008.
  5. That the news media shows a modicum of partiality and not declare winners in states that are still too close to call. If the media didn’t declare Gore the winner in Florida too early we wouldn’t have had the problems we did in 2000.
  6. That the people who say they’ll leave the country if Bush gets re-elected actually leave if he gets re-elected.
  7. This bears repeating. That when we all wake up on November 3rd we have one clear winner, a gracious loser, and citizens who can get on with their lives.

I know I’m hoping for too much.

Election Dysfunction

Is it just me? I just can’t seem to get excited about this election. I really would like President Bush to get re-elected but if Kerry wins…”meh”. It will just be like the Clinton years, a president who is ineffectual at best. 2000 was very different for me.

I kid about Kerry being the anti-Christ but in 2000 I really believed that about the Gore/Lieberman ticket. While people are bitching now about how the FCC is clamping down on the first amendment because you can’t talk about anal sex on the radio, Gore and Lieberman would not have stopped there.

Gore had his roots in censorship going back to his wife’s failed project of the ’80s, Tipper Gore’s PMRC. Lieberman, on the other hand, had his roots in something more recent. He belonged to a similar group called the Parents Television Council. Their mission was trying to tell you what should and should not be on TV.

Gore in his speech at the DNC In 2000 even echoes these sentiments when he told Hollywood that they need to change their ways when it came to sex and violence. Where was the talk of trampling free speech then? Oh, that’s right. When liberals talk of censorship it’s ok because it’s for the greater good. With Republicans, it’s all about restricting your rights.

Now looking back who would you have rather had in the White House during 9/11. I think if Al Gore was president at that time it would have been like the president character that Jack Nicholson played in “Mars Attacks”. Gore would just keep trying to negotiate with the terrorists while they keep up attack after attack until it’s too late.

Anyway, there are no real hot button issues for me in this election. I happen to agree with more of President Bush’s stances than I do with John Kerry’s. Whoever wins though, my life will go on the same as it always does. No better and no worse.