No one's more surprised than me. I truly didn't believe that a majority of Americans would vote for a metrosexual Marxist narcissist who has no achievements to point to (beyond a half-billion dollar campaign). This outcome saddens me. John McCain would have been a strong and effective leader. I do fear for our country for the next four years and beyond. I think that Mr. Obama will turn out to be as bad as John Kennedy was on international issues and as bad as Jimmy Carter was on domestic issues. We're not going to go the way of Europe, are we?
I never got Obamania, and I don't get it now. Regarding the election of a person with Kenyan heritage as president, I'm with John Derbyshire, who writes:
"It is of course a great thing that we are (it seems pretty certain) electing a black President. It's just a crying shame it had to be this shallow, empty man, who has never shown a flicker of interest in wealth creation, whose head is stuffed with all the vapid nostrums of 1980s student leftism, and who seems — putting the most charitable construction on it — not to mind the brazenly thuggish tactics of his supporters."
"I'd gladly join in the cheering and self-congratulation of our nation's first black president, if it were a person of the caliber of Margaret Thatcher. This guy is just Jimmy Carter lite."
So if conservative presidents tend to move towards lefty/liberal in office, what happens to Socialists?
On the plus side, Massachusetts will most likely lose Senator John Kerry and Governor Deval Patrick, who will likely get picked for Obama's administration. I can hardly wait! And I think we'll be seeing lots more of Sarah Barracuda too. McCain took the high road in his concession speech. He really would have been a wonderful president.