They should really take the Random Blog feature off of Xanga. The results are disgraceful.
The result of the presidential election is almost as disgraceful. Thank goodness I’ve got a good buffer between myself and the draft.
This election has clearly shown me how isolated I, or Stuyvesant for that matter, or New York for that matter, am with regards to political views. Keep in mind that I have few political views as it is, but I haven’t taken a liking to the ways of the hermit just yet. I hear chatter around the school and online, and I had gotten the general sense that Kerry was going to win hands-down.
I’m not sure whether to call it naivete, but I certainly got the wrong impression. Kerry won New York by a good margin, but it was much closer in other states. Granted, our ideologies differ considering we’re not in the same economic or social positions, but isn’t today supposed to be the modern age of communication? With the gluttony of information online, has anybody outside of New York bothered to watch something other than Fox News?
So now we see what a president who was shaky enough during a term facing reelection finally come into his true colors for a second term. We’ll see how America fares when another four years isn’t on the line. It’s just him and his aspirations. I don’t even think we’re part of the equation anymore.