I am not that worried this year about the results of the Presidential elections in the USA.
If Hillary Clinton wins, we’ll get four years of Clintonism. Nothing to celebrate, but not that bad either.
If Barack Obama wins, we’ll get kick-started into the XXI century, with an experimentally fresh jump in the unknown (a bit like Reagan in 1981, and Clinton in 1993…).
If John McCain wins, there’ll be the steady hand of a maverick commanding the Superpower nation. Who knows, maybe like fellow ex-serviceman Eisenhower in the 1950’s, President McCain will be able to isolate the centers of power from the Military-Industrial Complex that has been pushing the USA towards an interminable series of wars and ingerences, for more than a generation.
Plenty to be optimistic about 2009 onwards then…
My personal preferences:
McCain-Obama: I’d likely stay home as a sign of my approval, whatever the result.