Micro versus Macro
Posted by Lissa on October 29, 2008
Less than a week to go, and I really really look forward to this thing being over.
As readers of this blog know, I’m a John McCain future-voter. Not because I particularly like him, but because I think Barack Obama is a socialist and I don’t approve of socialism, neither politically nor economically. I held that opinion before the damning 2001 tape came to light (er, sound?), and it was by far the easiest to express in discussion with my friends and family. Less easy to voice to that audience are my fears regarding the war in Iraq, the safety of our country and peoples, the health and strength of our economy, the potential for Supreme Court justices who judge by skin color and empathy rather than fairness and blind justice, free speech and discourse for dissenters, and the impact on world peace of a chastened, self-flagellating American foreign policy under an Obama presidency. Oh, and the tax plan that Mike absolutely loathes. So, on a macro level I’m very much hoping that McCain wins.
A confession, though: On a micro level, I really don’t look forward to a McCain victory.
If Obama loses, the vast majority of my friends and family are going to be DEVASTATED. I mean, completely depressed angered saddened disappointed furious outraged DEVASTATED. It would be a complete sh*t-storm here in Boston, and my umbrella ain’t that big.
While I do not believe that an Obama loss would be due to skin color, I know many people will think it so. And will say that loudly, over and over and over and over and over and over again. You’d have to be a crazy person to look forward to that.
Does that mean I’m voting Obama? No. Does that mean I hope he wins? Nope. I hope McCain wins.
But I’m definitely building up a stockpile of wine and chocolate to deal with the aftermath.