Excerpt Of The Day #2: Steyn On The Election
This is an amazing race. The incumbent president has approval ratings somewhere between Robert Mugabe and the ebola virus. The economy is supposedly on the brink of global Armageddon. McCain has only $80 million to spend, while Obama’s burning through $600 mil as fast as he can, and he doesn’t really need to spend a dime given the wall-to-wall media adoration. And tonight Chris Matthews’ doctors announced that his leg tingle has metastasized leaving his entire body like a vibrating cellphone whose ringtone is locked on “I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy.”
And yet an old cranky broke loser is within two or three points of the King of the World. Strange. — Mark Steyn
There are two reasons for that, I think.
#1) Obama is an absolutely terrible, unqualified candidate who has run an awful campaign and has gotten this far only because the environment is incredibly bad for Republicans. Personally, I think Michael Dukakis or Walter Mondale would be doing just as well or better than Obama under the same circumstances.
#2) This is a lesser of two evils election for the electorate and even though the public may decide that the Democrats are the lesser of two evils, they still don’t like them very much.