How I Realized That I Think Obama Will Win
February 13, 2008 3 Comments
It was a multi-step parallel process. It happened this evening, talking with a friend on the subway.
1. He asked “So do you think Clinton will win?” and I thought of Bill & didn’t understand the question. Took a moment to realize he was speaking of Hillary.
2. I answered him “No, I don’t”, somewhat to my surprise.
3. When I asked what he thought, he said “Well, I’m not optimistic” – and I didn’t get his point. He thinks Obama will lose? I was assuming he was for Obama you see (like everyone?). In other words, I’m mentally treating Obama as the front-runner already, and if someone demonstrates (D) tendencies (as this guy did by asking about the (D) primary in the first place) I assume they’re for Obama. So it took my brain forever to parse his statement and realize that he was, in fact, in favor of Clinton.
The fact that I apparently think Obama will win means, of course, absolutely nothing. But it is a change from the previous year+, because I have thought all that time that the next President would be Hillary Clinton. Evidently, now I don’t.