We live in groovy times.
Anybody who believes it is a coincidence that Aramis Ramirez hit a game-winning Grand Slam the very hour Barack Obama accepted his nomination for the presidency is seeing the world as it is rather than what it is destined to be.
The double header impossibility of Barack Obama running a free world in which the Cubs are the World Champions is looking more likely by the inning. While the Cubs are on pace to win more than 100 games, Obama is surging to mile high heights of his own.
As the nation enjoys its brief intermission between political conventions, the wind is at the back of the Obama campaign. The fact that his acceptance speech was substantively spectacular should be as much of a given as taking a series from The Pirates this year. Obama’s consecutive hitting streak of policies and governing philosophies inspired a standing room audience from start to finish. Legions of loyal Obama advance scouts can today more confidently canvas the country on behalf of the cause.
The McCain campaign, meanwhile, has tapped its AA affiliate in Anchorage for electoral reinforcements. While the Arizona Senator’s choice of Sarah Palin as battery mate earned him a win in the 24-minute news cycle, McCain’s first significant decision since securing the Republican nomination shows that he is more concerned with candidacy than country. While Palin seems to be a likeable, eventual All Star for the conservative team, she has absolutely no experience at the Major League Level.
A nation in the midst of two wars and a severely slumping economy cannot afford to have its number two hitter stumble into her swing while on the job. Palin may help the GOP ticket pickoff a few Hillary-ites who veered too far off their ideological base, yet as an executive barely has earned a place on the 27-person roster. McCain either cynically understands this calculation and proceeded ahead anyway, or really has no clear eye for talent and any proven ability to succeed at the Major League Level.