Just when I thought I was done having to deal with politic for a while, Terry comes along with the Political Postmortem Edition of the Axis of Weevil Thursday Three.
1) Now that the balance of power in the House and Senate has changed (due in large part to Democratic Party gains brought about by running more centrist candidates than they have in the past), will they surprise everyone and purge their fringe elements and actually try to lead from the center, or will they continue to pander to the tinfoil-hat folks with impeachment/frog marches and putting all the filthy Christianists into reeducation camps?
I'm not expecting much of anything to change. The words "moderate" and "democrat" don't seem to have much in common. While the individual candidates may have had more centrist views, it doesn't seem to be a shift in the party as a whole. The party has simply realized that in order to get back in power, they needed to appear to be purging the tinfoil bridage.
2) When you cast your ballot, do you do so with at least some desire in the back of your mind to make a decision that the international community would be pleased with?
There are countries beyond ours?
My vote has to do with what I see as best for my country; it's not predicated on how we will look to the international community, or whether or not our allies will be pleased.
3) Now that this little exercise has passed, everyone is now ready to talk about the REAL race, that of President in ’08. Who’s it going to be?
Minnie Mouse versus Donald Duck. It's a bit early to think about this (in spite of the fact that various people already appear to be stumping for votes).