Now that Christmas is past and campaign season is swinging into full gear, I will permit myself the following cranky thoughts.
Remember the mantra from 2004? Anybody but Bush… Anybody but Bush… Well, it turns out now there is someone worse than Bush, and it just so happens that he’s running for president. I’m speaking of course of Rudy Giuliani. Or so the pundits would have us believe — the same people who tried to sell the “Anbody but Bush” line four years ago. On the other side, the hate machines are really cranking up against Hillary Clinton, who is apparently the Antichrist. Tune in to some conservative talk radio and get and earful. It’s really something. You’d think she was actually a leftist.
As fascinating as it is to watch this fight, I wish the Republicans and Democrats would just sort out their priorities and get back to the rest of the country when they’ve chosen their nominees. Why should I waste my mental energy hating Giuliani or Clinton if they’re not even in the running?
I’m not feeling particularly cranky these days, but I still have these thoughts.