Obama could be the second coming of Christ (he's not), but why, with just a little over two weeks until the mid-term elections, is Time magazine devoting their cover story to him? Because he said, "I may run for President in 2008"? We'll talk after the 2006 elections and if he decides to run. But Obama isn't even up for reelection this election. He's not up for reelection until 2010. Why are all of the political programs devoting any air time to a candidate who isn't even running in the '06 race?
Could it be that Democrats don't want to discuss any issues before this election and are banking on Republicans imploding on their own? (Yes.)
The sad truth about the state of our political process is that Democrats should be doing much better than they are, given how Republicans' chickens have come home to roost. How is it that Joe Lieberman is 17 points ahead of Ned Lamont in the polls? Ned Lamont is Joe Lieberman-lite (with support for abortion and gay marriage, and without the support for the war in Iraq). As a Democrat, Lamont would certainly caucus with the Democrats, as opposed to Lieberman, who will caucus with whomever happens to be giving him, personally, and not the citizens of Connecticut, a better deal. As voters turn away from Republicans, voters shouldn't have any hesitation at all about voting for Democrats. Instead, when voters consider not voting for Republicans, they're saying, "But look at the alternative." That voters are having any doubts at all about voting for Democrats can be laid squarely at the feet of the current Democrats in office.
It is a scandal that there are any working Americans who don't identify themselves as democrats and of the Democratic party. And if we had any authentic Democrats in office today (and not DINO), Democrats wouldn't be walking on eggshells, trying to avoid talking about the issues.
We have much to discuss about the direction and future of our nation. If not now, before an election, WHEN?
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