We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The cavalry charge currently disguised as the Democratic jockeying for the '08 presidential nomination is kicking up a good deal of dust. The dust is already beginning to choke the onlookers and we're many moons from the actual election.
If you're on the receiving end of a charge it's probably a pretty scary thing to witness, unless you come to realise that the ponies will long since have died before they reach you and that the enemy isn't witting of the ambush you've set up.
Let me throw up this prayer and hope the ponies do die and that somewhere on the Republican side there's an organised ambush waiting for those who come within November '08 range.
I have great hope that the republicans have a most gallant knight poised to appear over the rise on a challenging steed. And I bet they are waiting for the time when everyone is sick to death of these front runners' froth and foaming.
RR was as much a voters phenomenon as anything else – relatively unwanted until his kind of solutions were seen as necessary by the majority of Americans. While any complicated solution usually spins off more problems, ever since RR it seems like potus voting has been more for the “lesser of two evils” and less for that guy who can actually fix stuff.
Alas, RR could only fix stuff internationally. Didn't have the power to fix stuff at home.
It's amazing how this election evokes the memory of Ronald Reagan. What seperated him from other politicians was his optimistic nature. Unlike Hillary Clinton and other democrats, he didn't dwell on negatives. Reagan also had incredible communication skills, which is sorely lacking in the current president. Great leaders have the power to inspire and motivate. Unfortunately, I don't believe that any of the candidates possess those qualities, on either side.