I’m on a rail siding just outside of Toledo, just kinda sitting here, watching an empty parking lot.
No, not just me. There’s a whole train here, waiting for a heavy freight to get past. But everyone else on board is asleep (not that there’s many of us) so it might as well just be me. I just finished my book — rereading John Steakley’s “Armor”, one of the best (more…)
We started today with an oh-dark-early run up to the ancient Town Hall in Hopkinton for a Yang event. It was nine degrees when we left the hotel; the rented Impala didn’t want to move. My diet Coke was a mass of ice.
Walking across the crusted snow toward the event, I sounded like a marching regiment. One particular grave (more…)
There’s a media blackout in force on the Yang campaign; we don’t notice it because there’s another rather more obvious one around Bernie Sanders and a third working against Tulsi Gabbard. But Yang is different; he’s no party rebel and doesn’t hang out with third-world dictators. Instead, he’s a genius — not merely smart, but a genius — who wants us to live our lives more rationally. And he’s willing to be president in order to make that happen.
You can see why I like him already; I can tell. (more…)
CNN informs us that four in five Iowans want some of the Democrats presently running for president to drop out of the race before they caucus in February. That’s fair enough; last I heard, there’s somewhere between 170 and 230 Democrats with active campaigns right now, and only half a dozen are polling above 1%.
And it’s reasonable from the standpoint of the average voter. After all, who has the time to get to know even the major candidates? Besides, it’s not as though there aren’t at least two championing every unique position. For my own reference, I’ve been maintaining a 2020 candidate guidebook to help me keep track of the top thirty or so; I’m quite happy to share it with you. (more…)