Sunday, November 02, 2008

On that liberal sense of dread

I have been thinking for some time that Obama's election strategy is bound to eventually collapse. Exactly what do centrists who say they are voting for him expect him to do? Hot Air currently has a video of Obama asserting that his energy policies will make energy prices "skyrocket." The New York Times has an incredible article devoted to liberal anxiety about a possible Obama failure to win. For example:
A young woman, Shana Rosen, walks by. She is from Denver and said she had told her boyfriend that their love life was on hold while she sweated out Mr. Obama’s performance in Colorado. Ask Lucy Slurzberg, an Upper West Side psychotherapist, how many of her liberal patients speak of their electoral fears during their sessions, and she answers: "Oh, only about 90 percent of them."
The article attributes all this anxiety to worry that the polls could be wrong, inability to believe that anything could be this good for liberals, worries that those sneaky Republicans will "steal" yet another election, etc. But we know what the real worry is. In a video available at LGF, Obama promises that due to his policies investors in coal plants will inevitably be bankrupted. Obama has done too much to reveal his extreme side, and his devotees know he can't get away with the faux-moderation much longer. I wish the election were still a month away.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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