By Eddie Griffin
Friday, September 05, 2008
I could care less about feelings, but Senator John McCain tied the score last night at the Republican National Convention. Therefore, I don’t even want to discuss how people feel about the RNC or the DNC. All I know is this morning’s polls showed McCain with 42% and Senator Barack Obama with 42%.
This reminds me of the battle won by one man. In a fierce war of attrition between two equal sides, the battle was won by the one lone survivor. The rest of the battle was lost to mutual annihilation.
The only way to beat John McCain is by one vote.
What is the attitude behind one vote? Lest we take it for granted that our one vote doesn’t count… lest campaign workers relax the last mile of the way or give up for lack of endurance. When the outcome will be determined by that single vote, each one vote is critical.
Both candidates offer change, but the question is: from what to what? To the money people, some changes will deplete their privilege, wealth, and status. They will do everything within their power to keep this from happening.
That’s what this election is all about: The one vote heard around the world that brings down the powers-that-be.