Monday, June 9, 2008

What if....

So the lines are set for the 2008 presidential race. The parties have their candidates, the positions are pretty clear-cut, and the propaganda machines are warming up.
I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal comparing the candidates and their positions. Obama follows his party's age-old positions almost to the letter. McCain, on the other hand, is a bit of a maverick. His sketchy voting record on moral issues has many Republicans unsure of his qualifications. So what if Barack Obama bucked tradition and went right on ethics, supporting a pro-marriage amendment and an anti-abortion law?
Yeah, I know it's impossible. But it might pay huge dividends. While he would lose a substantial amount of support from within his own party, he would gain the vote of the evangelicals, who are already outspoken in their criticism of McCain. And most importantly, he would win over the "silent majority", the huge number of Americans who hold ethical issues first and foremost when voting for a president, but aren't necessarily outspoken in their views. Bush won their support in 2004, and creamed John Kerry in the general election. And with an increasing number of Americans in this group who are dissatisfied with the war in Iraq, a swing in positions by Obama would have them flocking to the polls in his support.
Of course the movement might be political suicide. There's no telling what would happen to the Democratic Party if Obama bailed on their positions. Already portrayed by the Republicans as something of a flipflopper, a sudden switch in views by Obama might sink his candidacy once and for all.
That's enough politics for today. Sorry if this post was too long. I probably sound like a nerd.

God bless,

Look who's Moving Out!

After almost 2 yrs. of fun, work, and late nights: Rob's moving out! Its sad that he has to go, but he rented a nice place behind the driving range down the road and will be married in July. Good luck, Rob!

Check out Aaron destroying a Sandwich

Aaron vs. Triple Whopper

Aaron wins.

Just to let y'all know, the Celtics are gonna win the Finals. They rock. The Lakers put on a good show last night, but they aren't going to be stopping Garnett & Co. any time soon!


Mikey doesn't know what he's talking about. Like most Republicans :)

When is Austin coming back?

We all would like to know. Our favorite Chicagian is busy making plans for his next visit, hopefully here for good. He says he probably won't be here until the end of summer, and has made plans to work on his bball with the local team so he'll be in shape for varsity next season with us! Pray that the Wynsmas find the right house, and soon!me and aus

jon, bosh, aus, and hulme

I'm not a McCain-lover!

Just because I can't stand the
Yes We Can
chant doesn't mean I believe McCain has it perfect. I am simply here to keep Aaron on a leash and rebutt his absurd Osama arguments.


Hey everyone! This is Aaron, or smurferboy. Mikey started this sweet blog and asked me to join. I don't know what I'm gonna write about. I have a boring life, so there's not much to say, but..... whatever. I think I'm supposed to write about politics and Mikey is supposed write about everything else.
Okay, about me. I support Barack Obama, and if you don't like that you can leave a strongly worded comment for me and I'll try to respond. Mikey likes McCain. Poor dude. Anyway, I love guitar, surfing, listening to music, working out, etc.... I go to the same church Mike does, SGC in Chesapeake. Best church in the world. I took the SAT on Saturday and it was really long and I think I did really bad. And if I come up with any more info about myself I'll let you know.

God Bless,

We're Here! A Blog from Mikey and Aaron!

We're here! Aaron and I have started a blog and we have no idea how we did it, what we're going to do, and where it will end up!