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November 7th, 2008

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11:45 pm - For those who chant the mantra of "Change!"
One should always remember that those who want change should be careful what they wish for.

There is such a thing as "from the frying pan into the fire."

And never forget Herbert Hoover was elected in a landslide -- and we all know how his presidency turned out . . .
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Date:November 8th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Herbert Hoover was Commerce Secretary to a president who famously said "The business of the American people is business". During the 1928 election, Coolidge could have run again, but declined. Hoover ran from a position of being identified with the then-current administration, with being Commerce Secretary during the Roaring 20's.

He didn't represent "Change", he represented "More of the same". He failed because the economy unexpectedly tanked a year after he entered office and he was caught surprised by it. Obama knows the economy is tanking, as do the people who voted for him.

I don't think Hoover's landslide election is a good analogy.
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Date:November 9th, 2008 08:57 am (UTC)
You're missing the point of the analogy.

Just because a candidate is elected in a landslide victory in the electoral college doesn't mean that he will be a good President of the United States once in office.


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