I have to admit it. My liberal friends were right.
They told me if I voted for John McCain, the nation’s hope would deteriorate. Sure enough, there has been a 20-point drop in the Consumer Confidence Index since the election, reaching a lower point than any time during the Bush administration.
They told me if I voted for McCain, the U.S. would become more deeply embroiled in the Middle East. Sure enough, tens of thousands of additional troops are scheduled to be deployed into Afghanistan.
They told me if I voted for McCain, the economy would get worse. Sure enough, unemployment is about 8 percent, and the new stimulus packages implemented recently have sent the stock market lower than at any time since 9/11.
They told me if I voted for McCain, we would see more “crooks” in high-ranking positions in federal government. Sure enough, several recent Cabinet nominees and Senate appointments revealed resumes of bribery and tax fraud.
Well, I ignored my Democratic friends in November and voted for McCain. And they were right. All of their predictions have come true.