Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Florida: What Were You Thinking?

MIAMI - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.

Oh, please no.

What were they thinking?

I've never sat out an election in my life. If McCain gets the nod, would it even be worth it to go to the polls????

Maybe it's just been called too early?

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Primary Blues

While I probably wouldn't have put it as Paul did, I just can't get worked up over these political campaigns either.

On the Left, we have the same message. Diversity, in this case, is merely different faces. Obama just seems the nicest and most sincere.

On the Right, it's clear who the media thinks we should vote for. McCain the Maverick or Huckabee--the two least likely to give the Left any competition on issues and ideas. McCain v. Hillary. What kind of race would that be? I don't see a lot of excitement among conservatives with McCain on the ticket. I heard or read somewhere that "Evangelicals don't like [McCain] because he's not one of them". Isn't that deep? Such insight! Apparently that "journalist" doesn't think the past has any bearing on the present. No mention of the fact that McCain was openly hostile to Christians a couple election cycles ago, or of any of the other betrayals of conservative belief he's committed over the years--McCain-Feingold and Amnesty to name two.

Huckabee can amuse, but can he govern? Probably as well as any liberal, I suppose.

Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney don't enthuse the base much either. And Ron Paul doesn't seem to get much attention. I talked with a Ron Paul supporter the other day who was very upset that Paul is painted as isolationist. Her reaction was the first bit of passion I've seen on the right for quite a while.

It doesn't look good for us.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bill and Ted Meme

Anyway, on to the meme portion of this post. In the movie, Bill and Ted bring back eight historical figures for their history report. They are, Billy the Kid, Socrates, Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Sigmund Freud, Genghis Khan, Joan of Arc, and Ludwig von Beethoven.Which eight other historical figures would you bring back? Then tag five people, because it's the typical number for these things.
-Jokers to the Right

I've been tagged! I've been debating whether to begin blogging regularly again and still haven't quite decided, but I'll play along. And if Alan Levin can debate within himself whether to run for governor for an extended period of time, then I can debate about blogging for a while, I figure. Shame about Levin, though.

Anyway, as difficult as choosing is, here goes...

George Washington (truly an incredible man)
John Adams (I love that irascible guy!)
Charles Martel (Europe needs him!)
Winston Churchill (Europe needs him, too)
Ronald Reagan (the world needs him)
Queen Elizabeth
Apostle Paul