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Why So Quiet?

Saturday, December 22, 2007
It might surprise my long-time readers that with such an exciting presidential race going on, I haven't been writing much. There are a couple of reasons for this.

1) My dissertation is almost done and my brain is full. I am also exhausted all the time. Are grown-ups allowed to go to bed at 8PM?

2) I really have no idea what it is going to happen, or even how to lay out plausible alternative scenarios. The only things I can say with confidence is that to have a chance, Edwards has to win Iowa and Obama has to win New Hampshire. On the Republican side, Huckabee has to win Iowa and Romney & McCain both have to win New Hampshire. I'm not to sure about Clinton, but I bet she has to win New Hampshire as well. Beyond this, I am completely bewildered. The flow of the race has changed every week and I'm through trying to make predictions.

3) I decided a long time ago to resist attacking any of the Democratic candidates, all of whom have their strong and weak points. It should be pretty clear whom I lean towards, but it's not a powerful lean. I originally planned on rebutting attacks on Democrats by Democrats, but then realized that this was a form of attack too - so I've been shutting up about it. In addition, I am extremely annoyed by the tenor of one of the candidate's campaigns recently, but I'm going to keep my word and stay mum about it.

I really can't wait until the nominations are decided and I can start attacking the Republican nominee every day.
Posted by Arbitrista @ 9:30 AM
4 Comments:
  • I'm just waiting for the nominations, too. I'll get behind the democratic nominee no matter who it is.

    I hope to God the republican nominee isn't mitt romney. He scares the crap out of me.

    and for the record, my mom has been in bed by 8:30 every night since I was about 12. :)

    By Blogger Anastasia, at 9:44 AM  
  • I'm much less worried about Romney than McCain. I think Romney would be torn to pieces in a general election.

    By Blogger Arbitrista, at 11:21 AM  
  • Sorry. McCain is definitely presidential material, while Romney could be if he would simply stop pandering to the religious right. It's Giuliani - Mr. No Due Process - who scares me the most.

    By Blogger Marriah, at 8:12 PM  
  • When I say "worried" about McCain, I'm only speaking as a Democrat who wants the election. He's easily their strongest candidate, if he can get nominated - precisely because some people are deluded enough to believe he's a man of integrity.

    By Blogger Arbitrista, at 9:46 AM  
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