Since 1972, when I was first eligible to vote in Presidential elections, only twice have I voted for the winning candidate:
- Father Bush (first term)
- Bill Clinton (second term)
Last night I maintained my nearly flawless record with the Obama victory.
My wife explains this phenomenon as due to the fact that I am not in the mainstream of America. The data seems to suggest that she is probably correct. Why am I not in the mainstream of America?
- I don't vote by party
- I don't punish the last administration when selecting the next candidate
- I don't believe that the President can create jobs
- I believe in monetary policy rather than government spending as the best way to manage the economy
- I think we need much less government--not more
While the Obama supporters are euphoric, I am equally euphoric because the Bush administration is ending.