Wednesday, June 4, 2008

US Elections

The US election this year is a WWE encore but of gigantic proportions. All elections are, but the profile of candidates make it more interesting. Middle class "educated" Indian are highly concerned how the primaries are shaping. It is somehow of great consequence to us thought we don't have a say in anything that goes down. Hell we don't have a say in what happens in our country. Most I know don't vote either. But discussing the US elections is a fad and if you show ignorance, get ready to face high doses of neglect from your peer group.
The profile of the candidates:
1) John Sidney McCain III - Republican party nominee. This guy is old. 72 to be precise. Fought the Vietnam war, survived 2 plane crashes, torture in a Vietnamese POW camp for 6 yrs and divorced. His injuries left him permanently incapable of raising his arms above his head. His father was a top admiral. He lost the Republican nomination in the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush. He seems to encompass all qualities that an American president must process and more. He is white, fought a war, tortured, had an influential father and is divorced. The things going against him are his age and he being Republican (remember George W. Bush?).

2) Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton- WOMEN. Democratic nominee. The forgiving wife of Bill Clinton. Also a lier. Lied about coming under sniper fire while visiting Bosnia, playing a big part in bringing peace to Norther Ireland etc. The US for all its liberal views has never has a women president and all signs show it aint going to change. She reminds me of one of my sadistic teachers with big nails and bigger smile who bled kids by twisting their ears. I think the US may select a black man or brown man or muslim or jew as president but never a women.

3) Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. - Democratic nominee. The youngest and most colored character (no pun intended) of the 3 stooges. Born to a Kenyan father and a American mother. He is an author, community organizer, university professor and lawyer. Seems the most balanced of the 3 candidates. He being half-black , running for president and getting support would be liberal America's next advertising pitch. He is open for talks in the middle east and anti war. The most interesting point is he was half Muslim until he converted to Christianity. Islam clearly states if a man whose father is a Muslim converts to another religion - its blasphemy and punishable by death.

I see this election as a process of elimination rather than selection. Nothing new. We do it in India every year.

Go on....make dinner table conversations.......

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