January 20, 2009

The Presidency That Never Was

Well, I guess it's time for me to come clean and confess that it's all my fault that Hillary Clinton was not sworn in as the Forty-fourth President of the United States at noon today. The fact is, the only time the primary candidate I supported went on to win the Presidential nomination was in 1972, when as a high school student too young to vote I totally fell in love with George McGovern. (And we all know how that turned out.)

Since then, I've been a sucker for every long-shot left-wing guy who's come down the road. Fred Harris, Jesse Jackson, Howard Dean... all hopes raised and crushed and discarded like dixie cups at a ball game.

So for some reason when 2008 rolled around, I bit the bullet and stepped completely out of character. Time to put away childish things and childish infatuations. Sure, it would be easy to support this Obama guy, but I'm a grown up now. Bite your lip and accept the inevitability of President Hillary Clinton. How could the entire chattering class be wrong? Time to be on the winning side for once in my life.

And so the jinx was in.

Well, President Obama, make us proud. And Hillary, well, sorry about that.

Posted by mayor mcsleaze at January 20, 2009 01:10 PM

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