Sick

Sick as a goat for the last 5 days. 1 day of sore throat, 1 day of intense fever, 3 days of severe nasal drip. No kinda fun, and I know I have a couple more days of snot and coughs before this thing passes me by

Hoping for decent health by the weekend…

Democracy

Some friends have asked me about my presidential preferences. With the California primary 2 days away, this is as good a space as any to weigh in.

Everyone wants to talk issues. The older I get, the more I’m convinced that the issues don’t mean squat. Every politician is indebted to whatever groups got him/her there. Their primary motivation when they take office therefore is to take care of said groups.

Clear the issues out of the way and you’re left with the man, and what goes into the man, and what the man exudes when he takes a hard stand on a podium. It’s been a long time since we had someone who spoke eloquently about America. Too long.

For me, only three of the candidates look like a president. Actually four do, but I refuse to consider Hillary on the grounds that there’s been a Bush or a Clinton in the White House for 28 of the 31 years I’ve been on this earth, and as they say in Arkansas and Texas, enough is enough.

Mitt Romney looks like a president. But more of a guy you’d cast in a sarcastic movie about a blundering president than an actual leader. He’s not my guy.

Johnny Mac looks like a president. I don’t care for his allies, but the man exudes charisma and integrity. I’d be happy with him in office. I think he’d go a long ways towards restoring the dignity of the office – and he’d be a fine foil for the big government Democrats in congress.

Barack Obama looks like a president. And he’s my choice. I can’t stand his big government politics. But like I said, the issues don’t matter to me anymore. Every politician is a crook of sorts, a schill for their own tribe of hucksters. This man looks and sounds like the President of The United States. I’m sold.