We are in a time of flux. This is a difficult time for statisticians. The Media Pundits are dissecting the election statistics, trying to make sense of demographics and results. Some say Obama is about generational issues. Clinton is about gender. Edwards about populism. Huckabee about evangelism. This is not a time when these statistics are predictors – they are merely interesting after-the-fact notes.
The assumption by pundits that they can predict based on demographics is flawed. Flawed because this election is not about the selfishness of demographic affiliation – it is about rescuing the future of America. It is about the Demographic of Justice, of Domestic Tranquility, of Common Defense, of General Welfare, and the Blessings of Liberty.
And it is about all of these concepts in posterity. The assumption of pundits that we the people cannot overcome personal gain in favor of united freedom is dead wrong.
The selfishness of the past three decades has resulted in disparity of equality and frustration en mass. The past several decades have seen a steady decline in participation in the political arena. The populace has hit bottom – and they are coming out fighting.
Why is John McCain winning the Republican contests? Because he does not belittle the thinking conservatives with fear tactics. McCain speaks to national security without torture, to prosperity for all, to maturity in decision making.
Obama’s startling success is in his ‘big picture’ narrative. He does not underestimate the wisdom and thoughtfulness of Americans. He speaks of hope for the future – and we listen. He speaks of prosperity – and we listen. He speaks of unity – and we listen. He speaks of a moral, value driven government – and we listen.
Why do we listen? Because his voice resonates with our desire to rise above the pettiness of the past. This is a great country because it is populated by great people – that is you; and that is me.
This is a time of American Revolution.