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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Front Burner

It's starting already.

The next presidential election is 17 months away, and the bombardment of political stories is underway.  I'm okay with that.  There's nothing wrong with an informed electorate.

It seems the early coverage has two prongs.  The first is the incumbent, Barack Obama, the bad economy and his shrinking poll numbers.

Of course, the other prong belongs to the Republicans.  It's hard to believe someone who has been politics for so long, like Newt Gingrich, has made so many mistakes.

Rick Santorum and a few others in the race, are spending their early days courting the far right.  It seems to be the foundation to a strong run at the nomination.   It's far too early to tell if it's enough to carry a candidate through the general election.

Then, therre are the television folk.  A good political discussion can make for some interesting broadcasting (or cablecasting).  There are some pundits who know what they're talking about.

Unfortunately, there are far too many who just seem to be guessing to fill the time, and there is a lot of time until November 2012.

The e-mail Sarah Palin wrote as Alaska governor were released Friday.  What am I missing?  I have yet to read anything earth shattering, or even remotely interesting.