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 we’ve been waiting for.” National newspapers of some repute posted editorials claiming that Mr. Obama might be a “lightworker“.
How all this worked out, in my view, I’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.