Although at first glance Sen. Obama is far too left for me to support, I'm actually going to consider voting for him this Nov. First, I want to hear what he has to say once he does not have to pander to the base of his party (like the repubs, the dems are controlled by their most zealous of wingnuts); I'm anxious to hear him address normal America in the general election.
Second, I've come to realize over the years that those in Washington have lost all sense of reality about the rest of the country. This was most apparent with the death of the political commentator, Tim Russert.
After a feeling of disbelief of how the media was treating his death, I finally ran across this excellent article:
It's a blog from the TV reporter from the Orlando Sentinel; guy basically says MSNBC and the networks went way overboard covering Russert's death.
And I agree. When did the people reading the news and commenting on politics become bigger than the story itself? They truly feel the sun rises and sets on Washington, and what they have to say about it.
The bureaucrats, the politicians, the media; they have not become bigger than life, but they certainly feel they have.
And I'm starting to like the first term guy who has only been there a couple of years...
I just hope he stays away from the "professionals" who will "guide" him as to the ways of Washington...