Open Thread; Elections
Udate 10 33 pm. Looks like a reversal in New York City with 3/4 of the votes now counted it looks like the Dem Bill Thompson is winning..Update 6:20 am. Moderate Democrat Bill Owens takes upsate NY conservative seat. Bloomberg declared winner in NYC mayor race, but by a slim majority. In California Democratic Lt. Gov. John Garamendim a strong supporter of public option trounced his Republican opponent and three minor-party candidates.
As of 10 pm Republicans won New Jersey and Virginia, Bloomberg remains mayor of NYC. I hope the Dems take this as a wakeup call. I really was conflicted about whether to vote. I finally did vote the Democratic ticket but ... but ... but. I hope our Pres. wakes up to reality.
I read an interesting commentary yesterday, I think it was by Dean Baker. Anyway what it said is something that I have been thinking. Obama may have used Time for Change as a slogan but his program during the campaign was extremely "middle-of-the-road." I hate to use the word centrist these days , the damned centrists are really such scummy Republicans in drag.
I was supporting Edwards in the beginning because I didn't see any substance in Obama's program (although I was impressed by his memoir, Dreams of My Father. We;those days are over and Edwards turned out to be contemptible.
I guess my mantra remains anything but Bush and his Republican cohorts.