All Your Base Are Belong To UsSharon Cobb wrote a piece about undecided voters, and in it she wondered why some folks would still be "undecided." Through some anonymous commenters, mostly liberal, Sharon now sees that some informed people really can't make up their minds. In the comments section, in response to one person pointing out that Democrats do a wonderful job of driving away undecided voters, Sharon writes:
I live in the Vanderbilt area, and I can't believe how many young people are for McCain. I can only hope they aren't going home to vote and aren't registered here! I live in a condo building where a lot of students rent from the owners, and the only students I've met who are supporting Obama are from Europe, Asia or Africa and can't vote here.
It seems like the world wants him, I'm just not so sure about America, and certainly Tennessee won't go for him.
Some folks will say that this is because the Vandy students are just spoiled rich kids. While some of them are, I am sure, all of the demographic information that we have about this election tells us that young college kids-especially upscale college students-are supporting Barack Obama. Perhaps the Vanderbilt youngsters Sharon is alluding to are a sign of hope that this election is not too far gone just yet.
As for the notion that "the world wants him," it should be remembered that as much as the Left would like it to be the world's election, it is our election-we live here-and if Obama screws the country over the way that Jimmy Carter did by pursuing many of the same policies (remember, Carter was also elected in the midst of an economic downturn), we are the ones who have to live with it and suffer the worst. To quote the popular '90's internet saying, "all your base are belong to us."
If John McCain wins this election, it will be because of undecided voters between the ages of 40 and 70, people who remember the Carter Administration and would not like to relive the era.