It's hard to believe that another election day is rapidly coming upon us. It's an election only for local offices, but still I was looking for a lot of negative advertising. After all there's a Supreme Court seat up for grabs. We can't expect civility from the Supreme Court justices, can we? It's what I've come to expect. And there is a contested race for county executive.
Vying for the unfulfilled term left by the governor, are a couple of state senators, the former acting county executive, not the white man's bitch, and a lad who hasn't had to work a day in his life. So who's going to win?
If you believe...
Whenever speaking in terms of a creed or a profession of faith, what is usually talking in terms of a religion. Yet the same can be said of global warming. Or climate change, or climate change caused by man, or placing a price on carbon, or whatever it is now called this year.
Once again, for the third year in a row, deficit hawks from the current administration, the ones who are preaching fiscal responsibility, have a message for us: deficits don't matter.
I've only been keeping track for about 30 years now, but year after year presidents come out with an annual budget and proclaim that they are on track to balance the budget within the foreseeable future and offer deficit upon record deficit for the current year. Democrats and Republicans alike want us to believe that they are reducing federal spending but only do so under the definition that defines reduction as a decrease in the rate of increase.
The 2012 presidential race has not begun yet. After a two-year process in the last cycle, it's a good thing that it has not started yet. While the Republican side of the election appears to be wide open, it is generally assumed that Barack Obama will again be the Democrat nominee. No surprises here.
In order to deny the president a second term, the Republicans have to field a credible nominee that will be able to take the correct stand on changing issues as we near November 2012. The Democrats believe that the Republicans will nominate someone such as Sarah Palin or even Mitt Romney which will be a weak enough candidate for President Obama to practically cruised to a second term. At this point, no one has declared their candidacy so there is only speculation on who is going to run. Among those not running is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie is being viewed as a strong leader because he has taken on the teachers union and is determined to put New Jersey on firm footing without raising taxes. Believe it or not there are some people who would like to see Scott Walker run for president. Of course, the people calling for Scott Walker's candidacy are not from Wisconsin. Political pundits in New York would view Scott Walker is east prong leader because he is standing up to union organizers and taking a firm stand. But it is clearly too early for Scott Walker to have any aspirations of higher office. Wisconsin is not fixed yet.