Thursday, August 21, 2008

Short Attention Span Musing

- Challenger Ed Hermes (D-SD1) is doing almost embarrassingly well against long-time (but never-challenged) incumbent Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock (R).

According to their latest campaign finance reports, Hermes raised $27301.65 in the period from July 1 thru August 13.

Brock raised $6910 , or a little more than 1/4 as much.

The situation has gotten so desperate for Brock that some of the Rep bloggers have taken to criticizing Hermes on his age (24) while ignoring Hermes' experience (State Board of Regents, Arizona Department of Agriculture, Governor Napolitano's Smart Growth Cabinet).

The planted stories aren't doing anything to enhance their credibility or their candidate's.

- In a moment that shows just how out of touch he is with the average American, John McCain forgot how many houses he and his wife own (John: Seven.)

Yes, in an era when too many Americans are wondering how they can keep their one home, McCain has so many that he's forgetting them.

- In all of the hubbub over the soon-to-be-announced nominees for VP, the MSM and both campaigns are ignoring the simple fact that unless the VP ascends to the presidency, no one outside of his/her family members will care who the VP was after the term is over.

Most of the hype is due to the fact that it is political silly season - it's after the primaries and before the conventions. There's note a lot going on other than the occasional press release, so there just isn't much for the MSM to cover. Plus, the VP hype gives the campaigns some free publicity. Always a good thing, even when a campaign is operating on a Presidential campaign budget instead of, say, a school board candidate's budget.

...It really has been a long couple of days, so it is time for sleep.


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