Talk about getting out an honest message. Remember my friend Tom Perriello, running to keep his seat in Virginia’s Fifth District? This race, to me, is the one to watch. This race is the litmus test for many other close contests across the country. If Perriello can pull off a win, so can many other Democratic candidates in these midterms. Here he is again from a debate yesterday with his opponent:
Amazing that he zoomed in on the concept of “immediate gratification” as the driving force of our fickle voters. If you have a few bucks to spare, sent them on in to Perriello’s campaign. Read here for my take on Perriello. He is a leader worth fighting for and saving.
In another race near and dear to me, Democrat Alex Sink is closing the gap, if not completely erasing it, between herself and Republican Rick Scott in the Florida gubernatorial race. Scott is the crook whose business history and personal ethical behavior is indelibly marred by his tenure as CEO at Hospital Corporation of America. Once again, here are my thoughts on Scott. The race in Florida is still too close to call, so let’s keep everything crossed.
While not intending to be a Pollyanna, I have noticed that many races across the country that were assumed to go heavily and decisively to the GOP, are tightening up significantly and the Dems just might pull out a few upsets. Examples: Joe Sestak has narrowly (very) pulled ahead of his Republican opponent in the Pennsylvania Senate race, Senator Patty Murray is keeping it very close with her GOP opponent Dino Rossi in Washington’s Senate race, the California gubernatorial and Senate contests waver back and forth between the candidates with just a touch of favor for the Dems and finally, the Democratic team running for the Presidency, Obama/Biden, has just pulled ahead of their GOP counterpart, Palin/Huckabee. HA! I threw in that last race just to check if you really are using your critical reading skills.
Election Day 2010 is not a “gimme”. Anything can happen. Only time will tell if the predicted rout of the GOP will actually take place. I do not think it will be as bad as the forecasts. Political races are fleeting, flaky and “flukey”, exactly like the electorate. Heaven knows what the voters will demand for their immediate gratification on Election Day when they head to the polls. Fun and games.
Oh, what the heck: call me Pollyanna. I’ve been called a lot worse.