Obama wins!

No, not in the U.S.  Not yet.

If this was a world-wide vote, the Muslim Guy would be a shoo-in.  Myrna sent me this link to a site that solicits votes from people everywhere.  If The World Could Vote currently lists over 600,000 votes from 211 countries including such powerhouses like Benin, The Cook Islands, Djibouti, Kiribati, and Palau.  Impressive.

Eighty-seven percent of the votes are for my man…the big kahuna.  At this writing, only 2 of the 211 countries are in the Old Guy’s column.  One is that bastion of democracy, Albania.  The other is Macedonia.  The Italians, who like to spend nearly all their free time in the polling booth, have cast almost 90% of their 3,000 votes for Obama.  Over 90% of the Brits are in our column.

But these votes, including the one Tongan who loves our guy, don’t mean squat if he doesn’t get 270 electoral votes tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4, election day in the United States of America.

Without 270 electoral votes, you get the Old Guy and the Snow Queen.

You get four more years of rewarding the rich and short-changing the poor.

You get to see more sick people without health insurance.

You get to watch our schools reach third world status.

You get to watch our roads and bridges crumble.

You get to see more Scalias seated on the Supreme Court.

You get to see women’s rights eroded.

You get to watch our parks and natural resources neglected.

You get to see our continued dependence on oil.

You get to see our standing in the world drop further.

You get to be frightened by the prospect of war.

You get to see religion become a greater factor in government.

You get to see a do-nothing Congress, hamstrung by party loyalty.

You get the idea.

You got to vote!


3 Responses to “Obama wins!”

  1. 1 Dick November 3, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Hey Fred:
    You’re almost right. You said:
    You get to be frightened by the prospect of war.
    No: Almost right:
    You get to be frightened by EVERYTHING!!


  2. 2 Roger Conrad November 4, 2008 at 1:24 am


    I could not come up with anything to add to your scary list. Thank you for your blog. See you at the polls.



  3. 3 myrna cambianica November 4, 2008 at 7:38 am

    the american political administration affects the whole world … now a very small world indeed … go vote obama!



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