Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Watching Sports
With McCain, Obama?

This burns my bacon. A poll found that people would rather watch a football game with Barack Obama than John McCain.

Who cares? And more importantly, it makes my skin crawl to know there are some people who believe this really matters.

Because do you know there are some people out there who actually will vote for a candidate because he seems like a good guy to watch a game with? Or there are some people who will vote for McCain or Obama because they live in the same state as the candidates, or the same age, or even have the same skin color?

It’s times like this that those radical right-wing militia groups actually make a lot sense by hiding out in the woods and wait for the American government to collapse on itself.

You know what? I could care less if Obama enjoys kicking little old ladies down some stairs or that McCain likes to watch naked farm animals in his underwear. I don’t care if they both have secret sleepovers with each other and watch the Philadelphia Eagles get creamed as they polish their toenails.

Because it doesn’t matter what these people’s personalities are. I don’t want these people to be my friends. I want them fixing the economy and blowing away terrorists before they attack Americans or other innocents first.

But no, nothing is practical anymore. We have to have candidates that appear to be our friends to make us interested in them. Sure, it would be great if a candidate is naturally polite and nice, but that doesn’t mean he can get the job done.

There are so truly mean S.O.B.s out there who know what they’re doing and they’re good at it. They don’t get all touchy, feely and ask how your weekend was, but they make damn sure the company doesn’t go under.

Folks, can we just stick with picking the guy who knows what he’s doing, or at least appears to be, instead of choosing a guy who might make a good drinking buddy? We’re only talking about electing the leader of the free world, after all.