Friday, October 22, 2004

The Lunacy of this Race: A full moon is still 5 days off, which means the Presidential Race is only going to get weirder. As if that were possible.

I'm not sure if it's the polarizing effect these two candidates have on the public, whether it is the lingering effect the laywers guns and money had on the 2000 outcome, or if the ever-growing, never-sleeping media has simply run out of things to say, but I cannot take the over-analysis of every little point, quote and otherwise insigificant event, and how each may or may not affect what happens on Nov 2.

Just take a gander over at The Note today and you'll see the following: questions over whether the Boston Red Sox will swing the race in favor of Kerry; how Theresa's "real job" quote is insulting and yet reassuring to both working and stay-at-home moms (people forget: if Hillary couldn't derail Bill [so to speak], why do they think Theresa can do much to JFK, when she's at worst, delusional?); Kerry reassuring us all he'll not give any quarter to semi-sentient life forms, be they fowl or non-specific embryonic stem cells (does Chris Reeves' wife one-issue opinion really make a difference here?); and of course, Florida will once again, be the unfortunate center of the universe come that fateful first Tuesday in Nvember (it seems four years wasn't enough time to work out the kinks in the voting process).

What will make up my mind? I don't know. I haven't yet heard the candidates' position on briefs or boxers (of course, they may not want to alienate those who wear underwear - no danger offending me then...).

MORE: And don't forget the combined hysteria of the election AND the inevitable flu pandemic to produce one of the more idiotic campaign attacks in recent memory.

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