Election 2008 prediction: Republicans win
So the Democrats have finally come together and picked their candidate for the 2008 presidential election. In an attempt to make U.S. history, Barack Obama has been chosen as the 2008 candidate for the presidency. But in choosing Obama, are the Democrats helping or hurting their chances to take over the White House in the next term?
Democratic Party members have succeeded in finding one of the party’s most left-wing politicians and choosing him as the 2008 presidential candidate. Having chosen a person who is so far to the left will probably end up hurting the Democratic Party.
Obama has already made history, the first African-American as a presidential nominee for a major party. The American public deserves a pat on the back for their inclusiveness, as we absolutely would not have seen something of this nature 50 years ago. In solidifying his spot as the nominee, his popularity will soar to new heights. His generic “change” speeches will excite the masses. Obama’s campaign was strategically planned and well organized. But this is not enough.
Having chosen someone so far to the left, the Democratic Party has handed itself an uphill battle. With this, they are neglecting to think of the conservative vote and more importantly for them, the moderate vote. His plan of action has pushed everyone out except for those who are far to the left like him. This has left the field wide open for John McCain and the Republican Party.
The Democrats have chosen a candidate, but it is so late in the game, they can’t expect to mend the split they have created within their party. This is just one more problem the Democrats face in the next 22 weeks, and it too will help the Republican Party.
What the GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain has to focus on is bringing his campaign to a moderate level. With the focus on the country as a whole—instead of just the Democratic left—the appeal for the Republican ticket will grow, and Barack Obama’s hype will slowly quiet down. In allowing himself to be seen as a right-winged moderate, John McCain will appeal to those moderates who fear the far left as well as the Hillary supporters who refuse to vote for Obama.
Once people see past the possibility of history in the making, and Obama’s nomination campaign hype dies down, the real truth will become apparent. The truth being that Obama does not have the experience to govern, and he has lowered his chances of winning because of his left-winged ideals. His ideas of change, when he chooses to be slightly specific on what that means, are to make radical reforms, and this is not needed.
To win, McCain needs to show basic White House reforms that will appeal to the moderates of the country. This can lead people away from the ideas that Obama has pushed into the country’s face. Though Obama has a strong hold on things at this time, this can easily be changed in a short amount of time with strategic planning on the part of Sen. John McCain and the Republican Party.
This recent nomination has brought a lot of hysteria to the country. Being a historic racial breakthrough and the fact that the Democrats finally made a decision has caused a lot of stir across the nation. But with the state of the 2008 election, it should not be hard for Republicans to sway the public away from Obama and reduce his popularity. Only time will tell.