I started this blog in 2008, during the presidential election. I was all fired up. One of my heroes, John McCain, was running against an inexperienced senator named Barack Obama. I thought that Obama was little more than a snake oil salesman, peddling bromides to the masses, making messianic claims that “we are the ones weâ€™ve been waiting for.” Â National newspapers of some repute posted editorials claiming that Mr. Obama might be a “lightworker“.
How all this worked out, in my view, Iâ€™ll save for another post. But suffice to say, I was not happy with the turnout of that election. When the 2010 election provided a rebuke to the president, I thought he was done in 2012. There was no way, I thought, this guy was going to be reelected.