I've found it rather odd recently that it's been considered some kind of stinging rebuke in the comments here to say: "McCain is going to lose, you know" in some form or another.
Yeah, if nothing changes from today, he's going to lose.
Heck, I posted about some of the reasons he's gonna lose if they don't change their strategy (in just the last day they starting taking some of my advice -- you're welcome, Senator McCain!)
I've had many a losing candidate before, and will have many again.
For one side or the other in any election, their candidate is going to lose. Pointing this out does not further the underlying conversation, and is in fact a rather immature way to indicate you've run out of arguments on your end.
The only way it's interesting to make this an argument is if you believe in siding with whoever is going to win (which is something a percentage of the electorate does).
But if you actually, you know, believe in stuff, then a Presidential election is a chance to talk about, oh, the stuff.
As has also been pointed out in comments here, my vote "won't matter" given where I live, and it really won't matter for those who are citizens of strange foreign countries that we will someday invade -- but for this few months, it's a chance to figure out what you believe and what kind of person you can believe in, if any.
In a few weeks someone will be elected and this opportunity to have a conversation that the whole world can understand and participate in will be gone or at least reduced for a few years, because there will no longer be a binary choice between A and B, there will just be lots of stuff going on that will be harder to get a handle on.
And then this will be a blog about lolcats again.
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