I have been so wrapped up in watching polls and debates and generally nail-biting my way through the last few months of this election it has never occurred to me to write anything.
But last night’s Obama commercial was just too much. I was pretty nervous about it to be honest; it seemed like over-kill. But there is a surprisingly large segment of the voting public that still has not made a decision in this election. (Sedaris has a really funny piece on that phenomenon.)
I can’t get over the fact that he did not even mention McCain once. Not once. He’s on the air for 30 minutes and all of his focus is on his plans, the future of the country, the people he wants to serve. It was an astonishingly good piece of film and a true testament to the sort of campaign he has run and the kind of administration he will lead when in office.
Watching it made me realize I had been holding on to something like a superstition: I didn’t want to say he was going to win for fear that he would not win. I was pretty shocked when Mr Bush won both of his elections, and like many people, that probably made me a bit gun-shy.
But if there is any audacity to hope, then I have to say that I am confident he is going to win. God bless America.