So if McCain wins it will surely mean that the Republicanz cheated again right?
If Obama wins will that mean they didn't cheat enoungh?
Pretty much... but it's not going to even come to that. There's no way McCain, or any Republican, is going to get out from under the shadow of Iraq. He hasn't even tried- in fact, his "strategy" has been to hug himself even tighter to the worst foreign policy blunder in US history, and to hug himself even tighter to the policies of the worst president in US history.
That Republicans are even being displayed as relevant anymore is simply a work of propaganda. The corporatists tried to take over the country, and failed. Their huge push was to get GWB elected, and that was an unprecedented failure. The conservatives got literally
everything they wanted... and the result was epic levels of war profiteering, the devastation of two sovereign nations (one of them in violation of both domestic and international laws), the destruction of vital infrastructure (bridges and roads, product safety, food safety, drug safety), epic levels of fiscal irresponsibility, the destruction of not just public trust in the USA, but the destruction of confidence in America throughout the world, and on and on it goes.
Conservative leaders spent the bulk of the 90s telling everyone who would listen how much better everyone would be if they were in charge, if they had a one party rule of government. Well, they got it... and witness the bitter fruits of E Coli Conservativism.
America is rejecting the Republicans and their Neoconservative agenda on a level which will be potentially (and hopefully) devastating to them as a national party. All their policy failures never served as a warning to try something different. Quite the opposite: the harder they failed, the more they became convinced they were on the right course. The Democratic victory in 2006 exceeds anything in our nation's history, but amazingly that little factoid is never spoken of in the MSM. Why? Because it doesn't fit their narrative, and is thus one of those irrelevant truths which one must never speak of, or permit others to speak.
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
These are educated people. They aren't stupid. They know what they are doing, and the reasons why they are doing it.
If you think those reasons will ever benefit you, as one of the general citizens of the United States... you're walking through life with blinders on. The only thing that saves us, as human beings, from people like these, is that they are simply so incompetent and inept. And while they are educated people, they aren't creative or intelligent. Oh, they are clever, that's certain: they can always strategize their way into power, but they really don't have the wisdom to rule effectively. The only thing they know how to do is cover up their long trail of failures, but those eventually catch up to them.
I think this is also why conservative voters are always so prone to believing nothing really matters, and that it's impossible to effect positive change in our government. The problem is that conservatives continuously follow leaders who lie and manipulate their way into power- conservative voters are simply a vehicle to be used to promote a highly corruptible megalomaniac. So it's perfectly understandable these used and abused voters are going to feel disillusioned, since nothing they were promised has ever been realized, or if it has (like conservative ideas like smaller government or cutting taxes) it has never produced a single positive result.
Now compare that to liberal voters, who have effected a great deal of change in America. They've established a democratic nation not ruled by a distant monarch. They've ended slavery, and made huge gains in ending wage slavery through the organization of workers and workplace safety laws, and creating fairness and dignity for people in the workplace. They've made huge strides in civil rights and rule of law. Those are all victories build upon the back of fundamentally sound political policies. So when you compare those two track records, of course liberals are going to have the far more positive, optimistic, and "can do" attitude. Because, realistically speaking, Liberals "can do".