- a McCain-Palin crowd that shouts 'kill him' about Obama is not a crowd that deserves to win
- McCain doesn't quite seem to be up to the job (sadly), proven through an essentially incompetent campaign
- the more I discover about Obama, the more radically left-wing he seems to be; which actually makes him more interesting to me, as I have much more time for the radical left-wing stance than the conventional (='big state') left-wing stance
- whoever wins this election is going to have a harder job than possibly any other President in US history, including Roosevelt (but maybe not Lincoln)
- if Obama does well in that context he would deserve to win a second term, even if it was against Palin, whom I would otherwise prefer (in case you hadn't noticed)
- I suspect that Obama may do better at domestic policy than international; that may prove his Achilles heel
- in particular, if Obama does end up being more conventionally left-wing, ie resort to state solutions, I think he will come profoundly unstuck. At that point it won't be the Republican party that will be out of power for generations...