Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Praying for a Third Party Run

One gets the sense that our elite media members spend their days praying for a strong third party run by somebody. There are a few reasons for this. First, the elite consensus is a consensus without much of a constituency so they really would like some validation of their worldview. Second, it gives them a perspective from which to bash the major party candidates, especially Democrats as voters are always apparently dissatisfied with Democrats, without being seen as taking sides. Third, it gives them infinite excuses to spend their time spinning out ever more elaborate horse race nonsense rather than spending time on actual policies and other things which matter.

I don't know if there will be a strong run this time, but anyone "sensible" who makes any noise along those lines will get lots of attention. How much attention has Unity08 - the stupidest idea in history - been given already?

Anyway, off to Drinking Liberally so I can make social connections and become less isolated.