Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jumping The Gun

I know August is a slow news month, but I'm getting tired of pieces about the presidential aspirations of Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and others.  It's 2013, way too early to worry about that.  There's plenty to deal with now, whether you're on the right or left--Obamacare's roll-out, immigration law, unemployment, international unrest, etc.

The horse race is fun to report on, and fun to follow since it's relatively meaningless most of the way.  But really, can't we pace ourselves a bit?

How about for the rest of the year we'll take the news as it comes.  Then, in 2014, we can start looking at the November election.  Then, after it's over, we can spend the next six months discussing the meaning of the new Congress.  And only after that might we even begin to discuss 2016.  Still too early, but we'd be moving in the right direction.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever we talk about now, the election will be decided by events, gaffes & ads occurring in the 6-9 months occurring before the actual election (20 years ago, I might have said the 3 months prior to the election). The dems have to hope some hopeless extremists get plenty of face time during the rep primaries (like 2012) and the reps have to hope that the NSA stuff tears apart the dems like Vietnam did in 1968. My theory being that each party's hopes rest pretty much only on the other party's implosions.

6:57 AM, August 22, 2013  
Blogger LAGuy said...

I don't know if the NSA stuff will play too big since American's feelings are mixed, the two parties don't have distinctly different stances, and I'm guessing the Democratic party will circle the wagons regardless. As for Hillary, even under the best circumstances, it's ridiculously early for her coronation, and we still have to see how a bunch of other scandals and problems play.

10:08 AM, August 22, 2013  

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