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June 4, 2008

So Obama's won it, eh? Good for him. I preferred him to Clinton (although if I was a US citizen I'd vote for either of them before I voted McCain).

I do wonder, though, if the Democratic party need a scrapper like Clinton as their Presidential nominee. Looking at 2000, Gore conceded way before he should have: if he'd had Clinton's gracelessly tenacious attitude then perhaps we would have seen a proper recount and we would have been spared the last 8 years of Republican clusterfuckery.

Similarly in 2004 we had the boss of the company manufacturing the voting machines being on the record as saying that he wanted to deliver the presidency to George Bush, and some counties reporting more votes then they had voters and Kerry never questioned the legitimacy of the election. You can be sure as shite that Clinton would've.

Hey ho, "If ifs and buts were fruit and nuts ..."

Speaking of the Simpsons, Sam came up with a good analogy for Hillary's run for the nomination. You know that Simpsons episode where Lisa goes veggie and Homer has a barbecue? You know the bit where the roast suckling pig gets launched in the air, then into the river, then gets stuck in a dam and all along Homer's following it along saying "It's just a little airborne, it's still good, it's still good"? Yeah, that.

Anyway, a lot of people are talking about "President Obama" now, but as far as I can make out the US hasn't addressed its dodgy voting machine problem yet. As a result, I think that no matter what the polls say, the next President of the United States is going to be John McCain. Erk.

Posted by Jonah at June 4, 2008 10:12 AM