Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Presidential Campaign Continues

There won't be a vote for a while, but that doesn't mean the campaigning has stopped.

John McCain visited Iraq. He says he is fact finding and not campaigning, but it gives him an opportunity to look presidential -- to get his name in the papers! Democrats wonder if their protracted campaign will hurt them, but its keeping them in the news. In the minds of Americans. When was the last time McCain made headlines?

Florida will not revote. The Democrats will either have to seat their candidates or deal with the consequences in November. Of course, if they to seat them, they will have to deal with the consequences in 2012, when they will no longer have any control over the process.

The biggest news, of course, was Obama's speech on racism. His former pastor had made some angry comments about the situation of blacks in the US and 911 and the ensuing controversy demanded a strong response from Obama. And he gave one. He didn't throw out the man in order to placate opinion, though he did disown the comments entirely. Instead, he called for a united efforted, by blacks and whites, to deal with the issues facing all of them. It was a great speech. Better, it was a Presidential speech.

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