I watched most of Saturday Night Live tonight starting with the cold open. Earlier today I’d read a reporter on the political trail with John McCain who said McCain was starting to look tired. That was not evident tonight.
Say what you will about politics and policy–this was a gutsy move for McCain and i think he was rewarded by a script that was, by and large, complimentary to him and his cause. And he showed a good sense of humor… or more succinctly, didn’t seem like the “Hey you kids, off my lawn” old guy he’s often portrayed as.
Maybe I’m too politically immersed this season, but how can anyone still be undecided?
The candidates, their policies, their styles–totally different. It’s a young, liberal, black guy versus an old, conservative, white guy. Have we ever seen that before on a national stage?
I worry about the undecided. Are they conflicted or just so removed from the world around them their indecision is a product of their lack of knowledge. How much racism is involved? I know it’s there, but I suspect it’s inconsequential. I’m not saying there aren’t large numbers, but these people wouldn’t have voted for any Democrat.
Every year at election time, but especially for the presidential elections, there are get out the vote drives. I’m a non-believer. The real goal should educate the vote. Why do we want people to vote out of a sense of guilt? Shouldn’t voting be motivated by intellectual conviction?
If you don’t want to vote–don’t.
Blogger’s note – A long comment that was originally attached to this entry has been deleted. It was heavily in support of John McCain. I have no problem with that. However, I removed the message because, as is pointed out below, it was not original content and has been posted on dozens of other sites. My policy is original content only.