Monday, October 13, 2008

A question

What would you say about an election where the Democrat was seen as a stronger leader, was more trusted on taxes, was seen as more effective in a crisis, and the Republican (and a war hero to boot!) was struggling to pivot off of uncomfortable subjects?

It would be a mirror image of 2004, where John Kerry, a war hero, tried mightily to pivot off of defense issues and onto the economy in a way that distilled his weaknesses. And that's what this election has wound up becoming. Incredible.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.