Gore Global Fever. Get It Now.

•March 10, 2008 • Leave a Comment

If Hillary actually does trash Obama enough to dent his electability and if he still has a lead in delegates at the end of that trashing, then Obama could exact sweet revenge by bringing Gore into the convention, raising their clasp hands and: 1) announce he had persuaded Gore to present himself to the convention as a candidate; 2) release his delegates to Gore.

As the guy having the most delegates, he would have made a gesture hard to resist. Then invite Edwards to the stage. Hard to imagine how Hillary could withstand that, particularly since if she effectively trashes Obama, her electability numbers will follow his down.

This thought cheers me up.


I Hate Understanding Nader

•March 9, 2008 • Leave a Comment

One does feel that if Obama and Clinton fight until McCain wins that one would be so really fed up — possibly more with Clinton if she blows too many chunks of doubt and disrespect — that one really would say fuckit, a plague on both your houses and be like Candide and grow vegetables.

One would care for oneself by not caring. All those happy Malcolm Gladwell thoughts about the tipping point that make one vain — I am an opinion leader; my preferences will move others — aren’t true. It’s all probabilities. High probability I can let the world roll on, and caring about the macrosphere is vanity.

Better to tend my own garden where I can make some small actual difference. I am Carlo Von Carlo. I am not a ripple.

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•March 9, 2008 • Leave a Comment

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