So it comes to an end. Much of me still believes wealthy Republican John McCain III will win -- and if that happens, all of me believes it will be national suicide. Never forget the powerful interests that believe they have too much to lose from an Obama presidency.
It's notable that the McCain campaign has been all attacks, all the time, against Barack Obama. McCain has no real platform, no serious position on anything. He would indeed continue not only the Bush policies, but the conservative policies that have brought us into this vale of tears. That the Republicans are left sputtering "communist" and "terrorist" shows the complete bankruptcy, exhaustion and corruption of conservatism. John McCain, who preens about his honor, has run a historically dishonorable campaign. It reached farcical proportions when the McCain campaign attacked a respected Palestinian scholar (and Christian) as a terrorist bud of Barack's -- when in fact McCain had helped the man get funding for democracy efforts in Palestine.
Republicans also left warning about one-party government. Understandably, that didn't bother them through most of the Bush years, when even the federal judiciary had been turned into another branch of the Republican hack political machine.