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Shift on over to the Left!

Posted in politics, pompousity on my part, rants on 26 April 07 by mikevc

Four years ago at this time, I was mad excited about the upcoming presidential election and extremely interested in the Dems chances for getting rid of W.  Now, I feel an unfortunate apathy toward the candidates. I am not sure why.  I still see the importance of replacing the existing administration.  I guess I am just worried about what comes next.
I worry that the Dems have gone a bit too centrist on us since Bill Clinton’s success.  In the words of Ad-Rock (who I find myself quoting far too often): “We need a little shift on over towards the left.”  I have some hope for John Edwards if his populist, Truman-esque campaigning can be believed.  For those who criticise him for his $400 haircuts, I would say: “You are right, I mean look at FDR.  The only thing he cared about was his wealthy cronies.  And look at the mess he got us in.”  (That is sarcasm by the way).
I am sure when it gets closer to the election, I will be a bit more excited.  Though I am a true political junkie, elections generally depress me.  The main reason for this is the state I live in.  Though I love Texas, I am a bit fed up w/ the conservative political nature of this state.  I often think of relocating to a more liberal state but I love TX and the cost of living in Houston can’t be beat.  I at times think I want a return to the populist, Dem-dominated days in Texas.   I say that, but I don’t really mean it, many of those Dems were mean and bitter racists.  After-all, as soon as LBJ signed the Voting Rights Bill of 1965, he correctly observed: ” I’ve just handed the South to the Republicans for fifty years, certainly for the rest of our life time”.
Oh well,  I will end this rambling by saying  2008 at least provides hope for something better.