A second career doesn't seem likely, but I've been thinking that I would like to be a Political Pundit. And not just any political pundit, one with a fulltime gig on a major news channel or blog. One who gets invited to sit on the panel of Real Time with Bill Maher. Like I said, not likely, but I'm not giving up hope. So as I wait patiently for my big break, "ich Kalliope" is my platform.
Today, I'd like to take a chance and forecast who I believe will be the two candidates running for President of the United States this year. I predict it will be Barack Obama and John McCain. You all know how I feel, and where my vote, support and dollars will go (do you get to be a pundit if you disclose who you're supporting... lots to learn!!). I think this would be a good race. In fact, John McCain was the last Republican I ever considered voting for, this was back in 2000, albeit a fleeting moment, he had my ear.
Just let me state for the record, I have voted for Republican in the past, at least one I know of for sure, never for president. The last one was in 1990 when I voted for the pro-choice Republican William Weld for governor of Massachusetts.
If my forecast is correct and it's a Obama vs McCain race, I think there are a couple of images worth putting into the public eye again. With all due respect there are images of Senator McCain that garner respect, not this one. The one I can't seem to forget.
McCain's Antiestablishment Photo-Opp
In today's New York Times, In This Race, Independents Are the Prize, Jeff Zeleny reports that:
"There is competition in the parties for undeclared voters, but the most intriguing matchup is between two candidates from opposing sides who have cultivated antiestablishment images: Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.
Driving these voters, campaign strategists in both parties say, is a thirst for change and a strong desire to break with the Bush administration. Concern over the war in Iraq, despite recent advances in security there, also remains on the minds of independent voters and has contributed to a shift toward Democrats in New Hampshire."
Really??? Driving these voters is a thirst for change, and a strong desire to break with the Bush administration. And they are considering McCain? Yuk.