Jim Ogonowski was the near-unanimous choice among GOP'ers both in Massachusetts and nationally to take-on Sen. Jean Francios Kerry (D-Windsurfing) this year. He was, as of the most recent poll, well ahead of Jeff Beatty (his erstwhile primary challenger - a little-known political neophyte) - and had already produced at least one rather snappy advertisement for the general election season.
All Ogonowski needed to do was get on the ballot for the September primary.
But here's the thing.
[i]Promoted - well done, ace. - DocJ[/i]
The Republican Party is at a crossroads. The first path leads to Ronald Reaganâ€™s shining city on a hill, the other to the Democratâ€™s dark, dingy and socialist city upon a very different hill. The first way has been articulated in a recent speech by Representative Mike Pence at the Annual Silver Elephant Dinner in South Carolina, the other way has been articulated by several Republicans of late including Representative Tom Cole on Fox News Sunday last week, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels at the Fund for American Studies annual conference in mid April and others pushing the Party leftward.
Hey, at least [url=http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080603165000.rukic5hd&show_article=1&catnum=0]UN climate chief Yvo de Boer[/url] is happy with the GOP nominee...
[quote]"So, in other words, whoever wins the presidential elections, I think that we will see a pro-active, international, market-based approach to climate change in the United States, founded on solid domestic policy." [/quote]
BTW, "market-based"? Erm, precisely what "market" would that regulatory ponzi scheme be privy to, eh?
... if [url=http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=2e2e183d-f3c7-4536-a5f9-2c035b62aadc]Gov. Deval Patrick[/url] (MA) were a Republican.
56% disapprove? In Massachusetts?????
Could there be hope for us yet?
Together We CAN!!! ... have the worst approval ratings in history!
The AP [url=http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080603/D912M4O81.html]is reporting[/url] that Hillary Clinton will, for all intents and purposes, concede the race for the Democrat Party presidential nomination to the Obamassiah.
[quote]Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president.
Obama is 40 delegates shy of clinching the nomination, but he is widely expected to make up the difference Tuesday with superdelegate support and votes in South Dakota and Montana. Once he reaches the magic number of 2,118, Clinton will acknowledge that he has secured the necessary delegates to be the nominee.
The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City.
She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign is over.[/quote]
Consider this an Open Blog and have at it...
[quote][url=http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/06/02/bc-macleans-human-rights.html]A hearing into a human rights complaint[/url] alleging a Maclean's magazine article spread hatred against Muslims began in Vancouver on Monday.
Mohamed Elmasry and Naiyer Habib of the Canadian Islamic Congress complained to the Canadian, Ontario and B.C. human rights authorities after the Toronto-based magazine published the article, titled The future belongs to Islam, in October of 2006.
[url=http://www.wvgazette.com/latest/200806020650]U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd,[/url] the longest-serving senator in United States history, was admitted to a hospital Monday evening because of a high temperature, his spokesman said.
"He came into the office today, and he was a little sluggish," said Jesse Jacobs. After a vote at 5:30 p.m., Byrd went home, where his caregiver took his temperature, Jacobs said.
[url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mayhill-fowler/bill-clinton-purdhum-a-sl_b_104771.html]Todd Purdum's[/url] long Vanity Fair piece on Bubba reminds me of a cover story in Time mag written about a week after the S.C. primary. The article quoted a "very close friend" of Bill's saying that "Bill's biggest problem is that he is absolutely devoid of self-knowledge." Or words to that effect.