http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=38899 Americans Embrace Childish Unity Thursday, November 06, 2008 By Ben Shapiro The Great Election of 2008 is over. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. Now is the time to ask what this election was about. Here’s what this election was not about: Barack Obama. It was not about his record: He didn’t have one. It was not about his views, which are radical in the extreme. It was not about his associations: Americans didn’t care about Wright, Ayers, or Khalidi. The media didn’t want Americans to know about Obama. Obama didn’t want Americans to know about Obama. And Americans didn’t want to know about Obama. This election was not about John McCain. No one cared about McCain, except the liberal media that nominated him president after one win in New Hampshire. This election was not about President George W. Bush. Bush was used as a punching bag by both sides—and by election time, he was completely irrelevant. And this election was certainly not about the issues. In the general election, Barack Obama campaigned as a centrist, titularly abandoning his more extreme positions to do so. He lied about his policies. And no one cared.