So, with tomorrow bringing more votes in caucuses and primaries, will Hillary shed a convenient tear or two for the cameras? Will she lose her voice with a coughing fit to stop the interview when a TV reporter asks what the role will be for her husband in her administration?
Will Senator Obama continue to campaign in New Orleans, stating that the Federal government must save New Orleans when New Orleans has told us time and time again that its citizens are not willing to get the job done? Will he notice that Mayor Nagin was re-elected and the city is still not much further along than it was last year, or the year before? Instead of blustery speech about levees capable of Level 5 storms, how about encouraging the city's Levee Board to finally re-group and try a little corruption-free decision making for a change of pace? Or is it only noticed that G.W. Bush appointed cronies to do tough jobs? How about encouraging some local responsibility to build the future of the city. Why doesn't he understand that generations of government dependency brought about all the misery in the first place? Billions of dollars have been allotted at the Federal level. Governor Blanco and Nagin were not up to the task. Let's hope Governor Jindal will have the support he needs. That would be real change.
Looks like Obama and Clinton may be debating in my city in the near future. For the first time in a long time, the Texas primary will matter. On the Democrat side anyway. It will be interesting to watch how Clinton handles herself from now until one of them becomes the clear leader.
I think this whole election cycle has been nothing but interesting. Intense, aggrevating, silly, and just plain fun for some with a passion for politics. It's not boring. Both parties are experiencing change, the buzzword of the cycle, and both parties will mature. That kind of change is good.
The talking heads and press would have you believe that the Republican party is imploding and will never recover. Nonsense. Some egos will have to have some time to deflate a bit and then most within the party will unite and vote for the candidate. Those that stay home or vote for the other party out of spite? So be it. The party has spoken with votes and no one segment is dominant this time. That's a good thing. The past path brought us to a big defeat in 2006. We are still recovering from that wave of losses. This time around, many Republicans are not opting to run for re-election and there is little hope of anything but a Democratically controlled Congress for the forseeable future. I would like a Republican in the Oval Office that is a true fiscal conservative and will deny the spending nonsense that was our dimise, especially as we have a war or two going on overseas.
Romney, Giuliani, Thompson and all the rest will be campaigning for Republicans this election season. They will be expecting the same from the regular folks.
There is lots of time between now and November. Let the Democrats continue their very clear divide and then have to work out coming together at convention. Reagan Democrats, necessary for the former president's victory, just may even come back this time around.
It's not boring.