In light of VP nominations being revealed for both parties in the upcoming days, I’m reposting this entry where many of you shared your expertise votes and speculations who the respective VP’s might be. Let’s see who was right. Feel free to put in your late votes in now. Remember, free coffee is on the line.
This is unbelievable. So much about this year’s presidential election is historical and now that we are left with two candidates in John McCain vs. Barack Obama, I have to admit that I couldn’t have imagined these two people as their respective party’s nominee – even a year ago . This is unbelievable.
Who would have thought that we would have a black person leading the ticket for a Major Party for the President of the United States? I didn’t think this would happen in my lifetime. [ny times] Seriously, did you?
The primaries behind them, the presidential rivals were wasting no time drawing the battle line for a fall fight that will make history with the election of either the oldest first-term president in McCain or the first black leader in Obama…
The campaign is the first in half a century in which neither a sitting president nor a vice president is running for the highest office, and the first since 1960 in which a senator will assume the White House. A fragile economy and an ongoing Iraq war, as well as matters of age and race serve as a backdrop. [full article]
Who would have thought that Obama would be in this situation less than four years into his first term as a U.S. Senator? The dude is a newbie. I thought he was at least 4 and likely, 8 years away from running.
Who would have thought that McCain would be running for President in 2008 at the age of 182 and actually be the Republican nominee this election after couple previous attempts? Umm, not me. He was #4 on my list of likely Republican candidates when this began.
Who would have thought that Hillary Clinton still wouldn’t concede after last night’s results? I admire her and she’s made a valiant effort…a historical effort…but it’s time…like yesterday. I have always had high respect for Hillary but couldn’t come to support her because of Bill. On another day, I’ll share more.
Clinton, the New York senator and former first lady, stopped short of dropping out of the race even though Obama had reached the requisite delegate count for the Democratic Party’s nomination. Instead of conceding, Clinton said she would spend the next few days determining “how to move forward with the best interests of our country and our party guiding my way.”
And who would have thought that Pastors would play such a pivotal and controversial role in these elections: Jeremiah Wright, Rod Parsley, John Hagee, Michael Pfleger, and Eugene Cho.
Pretty unbelievable on so many counts. Just remember that while the politics is important, it is not the answer:
POLITICS IS NOT THE ANSWER. Rather, it is not THE answer. Politics is a process, structure and medium by which we can do much good as a society rather than much harm but many, I believe, can fall astray in thinking that politics, policies, and politicians can provide the salvation for the nations. It certainly has its purpose and must be used accordingly and wisely.
This blog’s unofficial caucus several month ago were accurate on both the Democratic and Republican nominees. Without getting into who you’re voting for in five months, here are a few questions:
1 Any thoughts about the results of the primaries and how we got here? The historicity of these elections?
2 Vice-Presidents. Who are your predictions for the VP running mate for McCain and Obama? Anyone that gets both correctly gets a cup of coffee on me at the Q.
Update: Obama picks Biden; McCain selects ?