On the way to work today, I was puzzled by a bumper sticker.

Next to a smiling headshot of Barack Obama, tiny type stated, “We had to go through four years of Carter before we got Reagan.”

At first I was just confused. Was this a pro-Obama sticker? After all, it’s plainly apparent that W is the worst president in modern times. Yet, if that were the case, why cite Carter?

So if it’s intended as an anti-Obama sticker, what the hell is with the freaking just giving up? Even if the polls are running Obama’s favor, and McCain’s campaign looks like a trainwreck of historic proportions today, it ain’t over ’til it’s over.

Yet here on the road before me was what seems to be evidence of surrender. I don’t quite get it.

Anyway, I guess it’s good news either way. If the sticker is somehow likening Obama to Reagan from the perspective that that evil old man was somehow good for the country, great. If it’s a concession, great.

I’m not holding my breath, but there is a shitload – nearly 30 years’ worth – of bad policy and worse politics to undo after the election. It will take a politician as effective as Reagan to tackle it.