Topic: "Dodged a Bullet"(7)
Frodo grows wary when he is asked the same question over and over and over again. It begins to bother him when he recognizes that those asking the question are all coming from the same perch, or should Frodo say, the same altar.
"Don't you agree that this is the most important election in American History?"
"No, actually" said Frodo. "The more thought thrown into consideration, the less important this election is in comparison to a number of presidential elections, both within my lifetime, and before" stated the Hobbit.
The look that emanates from friend and foe alike is that the Hobbit is some sort of Occupy something-or-other who needs to get a haircut, take a bath, and get a job (the point being that a lifetime working his way up Mount Doom means nothing to those who would follow Newt into a brothel or an ice cream parlor, the Hobbit is a "socialist" to them).
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, named by TIME Magazine as the most important person of the Twentieth Century, in one or more of his presidential contests certainly represented an election more important than that which will occur in November. The scope of the "Great Depression" and World War II in and of themselves alone certainly represented challenges which help produce what we all commonly refer to as the "greatest generation." It is hard to imagine what would have happened had Herbert Hoover or Wendell Wilkie been selected to run America "like a business."
John McCain and Sarah Palin, even considering the incomparable suffering as a POW by McCain, represent a campaign ticket that was created in a vain attempt to win an election at any cost. McCain's answer to economic challenge was to marry a rich wife. Palin's response was to write a couple of worthless books, and to hint about her past as a "sports groupie." Can any rational person believe that allowing the car companies to fold and cutting taxes would have brought about a quicker terminus to our economic dilemma? This was an election which dwarfed that which stands in our future, simply because it brought about the silence which now surrounds the eight years about which no one talks, even Republicants.
No, dear reader, the second term of Barack Obama, and his faithful sidekick "B.O." ("Bo", since you probably never realized this is how the dog got his name), will commence with an inaugural address which will be the second most important Second Inaugural ever delivered. His opponent in the election will be no more than a footnote in history, but he will author at least two worthless books. The President will, at last, have the opportunity to "bind up the nation's wounds. . .to do all which may achieve a just and lasting peace among ourselves. . ."