Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thoughts on Momentum

Last Friday a big piece of news dropped as the evening skies darkened here on the week leading into Columbus Day weekend. Up in Alaska the commission investigating whether Sarah Palin acted improperly in the firing of a public official wrapped and they released a report showing (big surprise) Palin did, in fact, act improperly.

Over the weekend Philadelphia Flyers fans booed Palin (see video above) as she dropped the first puck at a hockey game. On Monday, John McCain tried to restart his campaign with a whole new stump speech, and here on Tuesday morning it seems like in the face of all these potentially at least somewhat interesting news pieces the big story is that the numbers (check out the cool interactive graph developed by the geniuses at Pollster.com below) show a trend that is solidifying and increasingly undeniable.

So even as things continue to seem strange out in some crazy little parts of America, as we see idiots with monkey dolls who think they're funny (damn it, that happened in the friggin state where I was born! $%*&%$ing ^*&#k s#$*&#t!!!!), and even further into the crazy where fanatical fans dress like their political obsessions...

...in many parts of America I guess I get the sense that something is settling in, the simple clear idea that Change is a must, and that the choice if you want change and real leadership is fairly straightforward.

Will the McCain campaign continue to implode this week? Will the right continue to turn on him and his campaign? Who knows? But the picture will certainly continue to develop, and I for one am glad that some of the scary angry dangerous tone that was present towards the end of last week seems perhaps to be dying back a bit.

I, for one, at least hope that last part is true.

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