Oh, how the Right squeals. Talk about a bad month. ESPN dumps
Rush; Arnold is a serial women groper, but still gets the
voter; Rush is in drug rehab and under a federal drug investigation;
and to add to the Wing’s Woes, no weapons of mass destruction
are found in Iraq. How are the Bush Rightists going to pick
up the broken pieces of their lives and carry on? Oh, dear!
What To Do with the Maverick, Dean? Schundlerize Him
The candidate was feared by the party establishment,
said the establishment, because he was "too extreme,"
"too far out" from "the mainstream," and
would not, could not, win the votes of the suburban swing
voters so highly prized by those who make political calculations.
His brash, blunt, say-what-I-mean-not-what-my-strategists-tell-me-to-say
style of politicking made him appear reckless, they argued.
Howard Dean? Hardly. Try Bret Schundler, whose 2001 campaign
for Governor of New Jersey I managed to an upset win in the
primary and a tough loss in the general election.
Presidential Race: It's Bush's to Lose
Without a primary challenge to worry about,
the President's re-election campaign is in great shape.
Governors's Races: It's a GOP Year
Today It Sucks To Be
Terry McAuliffe. So as the year began, all looked well for
Democrats. In Kentucky, their strongest candidate was an
aggressive, corruption-busting Attorney General with a magical
family name (his grandfather and namesake had served twice
as Governor, once as U.S. Senator, and, just for good measure,
as Commissioner of Major League Baseball). In Mississippi,
the incumbent Democrat Governor had good approval ratings.
And in Louisiana, Republicans appeared to be in disarray,
with as many as seven serious candidates making plans to
run for the open seat, while Democrats looked to be in good
shape, with just two or maybe three serious candidates planning
to compete in the all-party jungle primary. But something
funny happened on the way to the elections. A year that
should have ended well for Democrats went south fast.
Oops Wrong Despot
With the recent reports of the spread of nuclear technology,
the United States should consider if it is Pakistan, and not
Iraq or Afghanistan, that poses the gravest threat to its
security. Posted 1/16/04
No Ace in the Hole
Far from being a moment of pride and accomplishment, the
capture of the pathetic Saddam Hussein only further underscores
the former Iraqi strongmans inpotence and insignificance on
the global stage. Posted 12/15/04
The 40th anniversary of the death of JFK provides an opportunity
to compare and contrast two presidents who came from the world
of politically connected privilege. Posted
Rush to the Exit
The recent controversy over Rush Limbaugh's comments on ESPN
became a firestorm because he hit our sorest national nerve,
and did so with his customary doltishness that so offends
many of us.
There may be less to Arnold than meets the eye
With California in a horrific fiscal mess is the former Mr.
Universe and action movie star the right person at the right
time to clean it up? Has he studied the problems and come
up the the solutions? Or is there another reason he wants
to be governor?