I am going to make a quick descent into politics for the sake of posterity. Bill Kristol wrote this article that appeared yesterday in the Weekly Standard online.
I thought this before Kristol wrote it. Yes, I know what the polls say–but the Rasmussen poll, the most accurate of voting trends to date, has Romney ahead and even the more left leaning polling groups are starting to show more and more parity in their results. For the record, unless something dramatically alters the American perception of this President and his policies (which I think are failures), he is going to lose by at least as big a margin as that with which he won in 2008.
I’m not focusing here on my opinions–my Libertarian leanings are known to most who read me–I simply think from a straight numbers point of view, the President’s failure to go above 50 percent approval, the abject failure of Obamacare, no matter what happens in the Supreme Court, a stubborn unemployment number, a hyper-regulatory business environment, lack of trust on matters economic, a justice department that has made questionable legal moves, a Chicago-style of fighting political battles and a divisive tone from most of his surrogates, the President has an uphill battle to say the least. Please note-none of the above are opinionated statements. They are the reality right now.
Because of that, I believe that Mitt Romney will be the next President (again, barring any strange or even miraculous changes) and will win, if not handily, then decisively.
I had to clean Simon’s ears and it left him feeling low. Dogs don’t like things put in their ears. Come to think of it, neither do I. But Simon is not enjoying the smelly (clove-like aroma) medicine I used to break loose the nasties in his ear canal as I q-tipped them out. It’s not perfect, but I got a lot of it done. I only hope he’s not suffering from plugged ears.
Sue is out at Bunco tonight with some of her friends. She made a delectable dinner before she left and we chowed down on pork with orange sauce, veggies and rice. It was delicious and now, Shannon and I are enjoying the evening together. She’s squirming next to me on the couch while Simon rests his head on my arm while I type. He’s already tired and she’s getting there.
Testing week continues apace. I’m hosting a colleague’s freshman class as I proctor the test. I’ve gotten a lot done and am caught up in paper grading and planning. Meanwhile, I’ve had a few deadlines and a few chances to write some really fun pieces for various folks. It’s a good time. One of my favorites that came out is here. It’s an online version of a print magazine, so when you click on it, you’ll have to flip pages by clicking on the arrows and you might have to hover the mouse to zoom in a bit. But I appreciate your patronage.
There’s also this piece that came out in Ventana magazine. These two magazines have the same editor, one of my favorites to write for.