This was always going to be a hard election to win for us, regardless of candidates or campaigns. There was a sense in the air that the Republicans had to be punished for the financial crisis, high oil prices, ‘global warming’ and George Bush. The fact that the first two were caused by Democrats, the third is unproven, and George will be treated better by history than by the present, was not on the table for consideration.
The media was carried away with the idea of how nice it would be for the US to elect a black President, that in the main they decided to make it happen. It is somehow going to make all of those who despise all that America stands for start to shout USA, USA. The bad news is that not having a black President, is not the reason why they hate the US. This is not a line of thinking that is restricted to America, there are a number of fatuous twits over here who think that way.
If it were not for the quality of our candidates, it probably would have been much worse.
Nixon, who won a landslide in the election of 1972, was later revealed to have used illegal practices in the lead up to it and was forced to resign, stupid really as he would have won anyway. It is therefore amazing to find the underhand tactics that the Obama campaign have engaged in that are coming out within hours of the result. News Busters have some details: -
A man called in to CNN's Helpline on Tuesday wondering why the network hasn't reported the Black Panthers who were seen standing in front of a Philadelphia polling station this morning, one of them carrying a billy club.
“Yes, I was going to vote for Obama, but I had a friend of mine in Philadelphia attempt to vote, and two Black Panthers were standing in the front door. Now Fox has broadcast this and I want to know why CNN has not broadcast this yet, maybe I have missed it, I don’t know. I’m going to continue to watch you guys I was going to vote for Obama, but I guarantee I’m not going to vote for him now, not if that craps going to go on, thank you.” Audio Here.
Here is video of the event: -
It is interesting to note that a guy armed with a night stick claims that a guy with a camera is 'intimidating' him. Democrats love playing on the victim mentality thing.
Election Journal has more details of voter fraud, and it will be interesting to see what the Minutemen have turned up in “Operation Poll Watch.” There are already investigations of voter fraud carried out on a grand scale in the lead up to the election.