McCain - I'm your huckleberry.
It's not a secret that I'm not John McCain's biggest fan. I won't go into the reasons here except to say that it's all in the archives here. In fact in most years, I probably couldn't pull the lever for him. This isn't most years.
As things stand now, McCain has my vote. Two reasons.
1. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The second is the most important. We MIGHT have good judges if he is president. We might not, but there is a chance under McCain. We won't get anything except Stephen Reinhardt clones under Obama and Clinton. That ties my hands a bit.
As far as Barack Obama goes, he's a gutless wonder who is unable to make a tough decision, has no substance, and is frankly a Jim Jones clone - as in jonestown. We don't need cults - including cults of personality - as president. We don't need inexperienced backbenchers as president either. The last time we had people with this much inexperience, we had the Carter, Clinton, and Bush administrations. I wouldn't call any of them a success, and Carter is the worst president in the last 75years. As far as Hillary goes, she was in the Whitehouse for the railroading of Billy Dale, WACO, Janet Reno, and Bosnia, not to mention her extreme socialistic policies. There isn't anything government isn't the answer for in the mind of Hillary Clinton.
I won't be excited about this vote, but nothing is really new here. I never voted FOR a president during my lifetime, only against the other guy.
On the state rep front, some candidates have filed again. One common effect of term limits are family members with the same last name running for the term limited seat. Leslie Mortimer replaced Mickey Mortimer before Mike Simpson won the seat in 06. Dudley Spade replaced Doug Spade. Joel Sheltrown replaced Dale Sheltrown. Gabe Leland replaced Burton Leland. There are three people named Lamar Lemmons over in Detroit.
It's no different in 08. Todd LaJoy wants to replace Phil. Jim Stamas wants to take a seat once held by Tony Stamas (now a state senator). Michael McManus wants for a seat once held by George and Michelle McManus.
One other interesting thing I saw. Pete Waldmeir formerly of the Detroit News is running for the 1st district seat. I never thought he'd run as a Republican. I always thought he was center-left from his columns, although not a nut like say Mitch Albom. It'll be interesting to see what happens there.
Sorry for the lack of updates, but school's taking up a lot of time here.
Lastly, where the hell is this global warming? It's -1 outside.