Friday, September 19, 2008

It All Comes Down to Football

Strange to hear me posting something about sports, I know, but this really really brings it all together.

Poll: Obama tops McCain as football-watching buddy

"I think he'd be fun to sit back with and hear his experiences, all his stories," said Kyle Ferguson, 28, a Republican from Santa Rosa, Calif., who picked McCain. But reflecting a sense some voters have of McCain based on the complaints of a few Senate colleagues, he added warily, "I bet he'd probably get pretty angry and lit up if his team was losing."

Democrat James Smith, 29, of Asheville, N.C., picked Obama because he believes he and the Democratic senator from Illinois have more in common.

"With McCain, I have such an age difference," said Smith of the Arizona senator, who is 72. But with Obama, 47, he said, "If things went well with the conversation, the football game would be forgotten. There'd be a lot of back and forth."

That is why Obama is going to win this election. Aside from, you know, the disastrous lack of qualifications on the other ticket.


  1. Sadly it still does come down to stuff like this for so many people, and when our media does nothing but focus on trivial bullshit, who can be too surprised.

    We may win this round with Obama, but in general when people don't vote with issues, we lose.

    How we change that is anyone's guess...

  2. Word about the overwhelming flood of trivial bullshit. I've been meaning to write up a post on media issues, based partly on this kick ass piece by Eric Boehlert (aptly titled "McCain and Palin are Laughing at the Press –- and It's the Press' Fault") but it's just too big to put into a single post and now the article's getting old. So, to the comments it goes.

    The gist:

    "The MSNBC host [Chris Matthews], along with the rest of the press corps, seemed to be in heated agreement that the lipstick story was a worthless joke. And then they covered it ad nauseam. Why would the McCain camp look at that performance and think that political journalism was a serious business? Why would the McCain camp look at that sad display and care what the press said or thought about anything (including fact-checking) as long as the press dutifully spread around McCain's campaign smears?

    The campaign press has become a joke, and McCain and Palin are laughing at it."

    By the way, reasons #2 and #3 that Obama will win are that he's considerably taller and has better hair.

  3. Reason #4:
    Diddy will kill you....

    ...he's always waiting....