Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I'll get it

(you didn't think these primaries would come and go without a few words from me, did you?)

Regardless of who "won" last night, I think the real story is in this little statistic:

"Clinton carried voters over 65 by a 37-point margin (67 percent to 30 percent).

In contrast, Obama defeated Clinton among young voters by 16 points (58 percent to 42 percent) and college graduates favored him by 11 points (54 percent to 43 percent)."

Apparently the old and the uneducated totally bit on her absolutely horrifyingly terrifying “red phone” ads and “I’m the only one experienced enough to answer it” argument. Seems to me since it’s 2008 and LBJ's out of the White House now, perhaps we should have a newer phone anyway. Maybe one with a keypad so we can make outgoing calls or even one of those fancy ones with multiple lines, not just a crappy old red one that's only for bringing bad news in the middle of the night. But that’s just me.

Speaking of experience, you know who else has experience? That old guy at the office who’s been there since layouts weren’t done on the computer and the Hathaway shirt guy’s eye patch was considered “breakthrough.” B.F.D. He’s also the guy who thinks scary “red-phone” ads still work. The sad thing is they do. On old, scared people who don’t leave their houses much and think our biggest problems are robots, people who don’t speak English and that interweb thingy.

I suppose I shouldn't have expected much from my dark-red home state or any state that contains Cleveland, but still.


Blogger minus five said...

i haven't been this disappointed in texas since football season.

7:08 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

Very funny post.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

Tragedy, comedy. A very thine line between them.

11:38 AM  

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