T minus one day and not counting anymore. I finally submitted to the soul-sucking NY Times registration yesterday — I figure this election will fill my soul-sucking quota for the year, I might as well get the news too. So here's what the Gray Lady has to say the day before the election.
What happens to public campaign financing now that Obama has rewritten the rules? The story notes, "Mr. Obama, the Democratic nominee for president, apparently did not absorb much by way of political cost when he broke a pledge to accept public financing if his opponent did as well." Well of course not — no one really expects Sen. Obama to honor his promises, do they?
"Campaigns in a Web 2.0 World" makes interesting reading. In 2004, candidate websites and blogs got noticed. This time it was Facebook and YouTube that made a splash. Can you imagine where we'll be in four more years?
And here's your pleasant thought for the day, courtesy of William Kristol's op-ed piece giving liberals a few things to be happy about in the unlikely event of a McCain victory:
A McCain victory would be good for liberalism. Look at recent history. Jimmy Carter and a Democratic Congress begat Ronald Reagan. Bill Clinton and a Democratic Congress produced Newt Gingrich. Who knows what would follow a President Obama and a Democratic Congress? Here’s one possibility: President Sarah Palin.