Monday, February 11, 2008

McCain - A sure thing?

If you're following the presidential primaries at all, you might at this point assume the November election will pit John McCain against either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. At least that's the impression being portrayed by the major media outlets.

And yet...have you ever wondered about the make-up and likely voting tendencies about those states that have yet to hold their primaries? Well, this blogger did, and his findings are somewhat shocking, in that they lie in such stark contrast to what's being conveyed...

The problem with all this increase in communication technology...the more we are able to find out on our own, the more we're led to distrust what we've always trusted in the past.

Maybe the bright side is...that this mistrust will lead to major improvement in how we communicate with each other...and maybe truthful, thoughtful discussion will displace sound-bite sparring.

Speaking of that...ever wondered who it is that picks which sound bites to show? For instance, consider this segment on CNN Video...Note the order of the segments, and the portions of the speeches that were selected. Anything look biased about the compilation to you?

Pundits are now making fun of Mike Huckabee's comments that he's relying on a miracle to put him in the White House...perhaps that's because they're not familiar with the Miracle-Provider Mr. Huckabee is relying on.

Move on this land, Father...we beseech thee!

Sir Chuck, expecting a miracle


  1. Actually I rather like McCain. The fact is I think the Gop got a fairly good line-up of choices.
    McCain is not as Pro-life as I would like, but he is better then some. Rudy is skilled at law enforcement. And both are tough old coons, which is a fairly good qualification in some ways. I wouldn't mind starting off with a President who has the intimidation effect.
    Romney might have been a good representative of social-con suburbia. Equally he is a religious man and therefore has an inate insight which is useful in fighting a series of border-wars where religion plays a large part. I frankly don't care if he is a Mormon as I am not voting for bishop.
    One reason I don't want Huck, is simply, I am tired of being in the hot-seat. And honestly he reacts to my prejudices. And that is an irrational reason admittedly. He does have better pro-life credentials and that ought to be more important. On the other hand I doubt if he is electable.
    In any case despite what people say I think Gop has a pretty good lineup.
    As for the Dems, it is a race between "the contentious woman" and the "minority who made good". Thatcher of course made being a contentious woman attractive but that requires a knack. Hillary is just contentious. Actually I more pity her then dislike her; she didn't ask for her disposition and she certainly did not ask her husband to betray her. Which would make quite a few woman contentious.
    In the end this looks
    As for Obama, he does catch people's attraction and is apparently reliativly likable. The descriptions of him, make him sound like he would be unlikable to me. No accounting for tastes.
    As I have said in another blog, this looks to be a race between icons. The Minority-Who-Made-Good is an American icon. And The Warrior, is a universal one.
    Which brings up an interesting point. Why don't Americans appreciate BORING presidents? Surely it is more in keeping with republican virtue to have a boring but efficient President? I have often thought that the English were lucky to have a Constitutional Monarch to deflect popular adulation in a harmless direction.

    Sir Jason

  2. There is no question that God will chose the man or woman He want to be in power.

    Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

    Dan 2:21 "It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.

    Whether or not He will chose a righteous person to be president his sovereign choice.

    God still rules, no matter who is president. We, for our part, need to uphold in prayer whoever is put into that office, whether or not we favored that person.

    - Pro 21:1 - The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.

    Sir John, just trusting