As For The Other Candidates I've Covered, ...
It's beginning to look like I'm going to be out of candidates to report on after Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.
Carol Mosely Braun dropped out, Richard Gephardt found out his political day long ago saw its sunset, Al Sharpton reveals his true colors (see below), and if the polls can be believed, Joe Lieberman is on his last legs. I may still look at Kucinich once in a while if he does something notable.
In a way, I'm looking forward to this.
One of the things I was most concerned about was the tendency of the Democrats to self-destruct during their campaigns. I watched this happen to Carter, Mondale, Dukakis, and Al Gore. I see the signs again, as internecine fighting is more important than focussing on a very-defeatable George Warmonger Bush.
This disappoints me greatly, and was a factor in my being a Ross Perot supporter twice. I have had concerns about the Democratic Party since 1980, and when there was someone I felt had a viable position to support that wasn't either Democrat OR Republican, they got my vote. This was restricted to John Anderson in 1980, and Perot in 1992 and 1996.
I did NOT vote for Nader in 2000. Al Gore got my vote, for I saw at the time the dangers since demonstrated in a George Warmonger Bush pResidency. I swallowed my idealism in favor of pragmatism, as I will this November.
Assuming Lieberman pulls out soon, I hope to be freed to focus on these self-destructive tendencies, hopefully with some positive effect. This election is far too important for the future of our country to be complacent one more time.