I know it's an April Fools Joke, but I may be the only person on this board to like the idea, in a strange kind of way.
Lord knows it'll be a nice break from the "Cult of Obama" that seems to own my little city. I love Obama and all, but it's getting a little out of hand down here and I get a feeling it might be worse out in some of the neighborhoods of Black Rock City.
But no point in getting into a political discussion here. That's for angry message boards elsewhere on the intor-webs. Sufficed to say, I adore that old man. I think I've got a small hetero man-crush on him. Anyone who consistently pisses the hell out of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity is OK in my book.
I've liked that Burning Man is mostly free of traditional politics. I was lucky enough to go in '02 and '03, when candidate specific politics, aside from the general anti-war sentiment which is more or less universal in some way shape or form, were reasonably on the down-low. But I always liked BM because there was a place for all kinds. If the American Dream is about anything, it's that.
Plus it'd be awesome if both Obama and McCain showed up to battle it out in the Thunderdome. Man, I'd pay 10 gallons of water, 2 handles of bourbon, 5 joints, a roll of ironic puffy stickers, and the recitation of a badly written sonnet in singing telegram form to see that.