...it was another beautiful day for a post-lunch walk around my beloved Central Park today (64 degrees according to the handy Weather Channel website on my Q).
It was crowded, but it's funny how relative it all is. If we woke up one morning in July and it was 64, we would be scrambling for sweaters and figuring the Earth had spun off its axis and was heading out toward Pluto.
The stroll (around the reservoir, down the West Side to Tavern on the Green, over to the East Side and back uptown) gave me time to ponder what people have been asking me lately: who I want to win the Democratic nomination, who I will vote for.
Well, I will happily pull the lever for any of the Democratic candidates come November - Obama, Hillary, Edwards (although he annoys me a little - and I think, sad to say, it's just that damn Southern accent), even Biden or Dodd, who sadly never caught fire and dropped out, would have been excellent presidents.
I was leaning toward Hillary, and still am, but Obama is growing on me.
The point is, this year, the Dems have a great team of A-level candidates, and the party faithful is happy with the choices - as opposed to the Republicans, who are in disarray, disjointed, confused and unmotivated with the Seven Dwarfs who ran on their side. So sad. Such a pity.
Their front runner, Rudy, is collapsing, and let's face it, there is no way the Southern, Bible-thumping yokels who play such a big part in that party, will vote for the godless, pro-choice, pro-gay rights, pro-gun control, thrice married, cross-dressing former mayor of Sodom on the Hudson.
They also have trouble with Romney because he doesn't pray to the same Baby Jesus as they do - who knew?
They don't really like or trust McCain, but they would probably vote for him if he's the nominee, and he might just pull it out this time around now that the sleazy Bush dirty tricks machine, which destroyed him in the 2000 GOP South Carolina primary, seems to be laying low, and may even be working for him this campaign (there is no honor in politics).
Somebody has to wake Thompson up from his nap and tell him he hasn't exactly caught fire and can now go back to playing the folksy sidekick in TV shows and movies, but no-one wants Uncle Jed from the Beverly Hillbillies with his finger on the button.
Huckabee is the reverse situation of Rudy. The Bible-thumpers love him but the GOP establishment doesn't. They like using the yokels for their votes, but too much of the God stuff makes the country club, Wall Street Republican crowd nervous.
And on top of it all, the nation's economy is slowing badly, the real estate market (which is where most Americans have most of their assets tied up) is tanking, the war in Iraq is grinding on, even though the fucking media seems determined to ignore it, and people think the country is on the wrong track.
The GOP got their collective asses handed to them in the 2006 Congressional elections, and, if things stay as they are, they will likely lose the White House in '08. Then President Hillary or President Obama can get some good things done.
Of course, when Republicans are cornered they are like rabid animals: they fight dirty, they fight desperately, they fight sleazy, they excel in mean-spirited attacks - so who knows. But let's keep our fingers crossed.
And that's my walk in the park report for today.
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- Helpful hints
- He's still here?
- Prioritize, people
- What was she thinking?
- Moral dilemma
- Worst campaign ever?
- Too soon?
- The whitest man in America was down with his homie...
- And you thought the burgers at Jackson Hole were o...
- I blame George Bush
- "Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit"
- Good news, NY!
- The Peabody Awards were more exciting
- And they all look the same too
- Am I that magnetic?
- That's a shame
- Iraq? What's Iraq?
- On the positive side of global warming...
- Remember when it used to snow - I mean really snow...
- “But how the hell can a person/go to work in the m...
- Yay Jersey!
- Another reason to go to The Venetian
- Delusional as usual
- An amusing little Cab
- Blood lust
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