The Sounds of Silence
I’ve so thoroughly checked out of the current RI Senate race that I didn’t even realize there was a debate last night. Ah well….the ProJo has it covered.
I suppose no one can really be surprised that the conservatives hereabouts have taken, at best, lukewarm interest in a race between Patrician “A” and Patrician “B” in which both try their hardest to show how unconservative (ie; “anti-Bush”) they are.
Patrician “A” owes his current electoral viability to the political groundgame orchestrated by the advisors of the President he currently castigates. Meanwhile, Patrician “B” offers no really new ideas and has basically chiseled his whole campaign down to the core theme that a vote for his opponent is a vote for BUSH. It’s politics as a game of “I know you are but what am I?” It’s certainly not a debate over political ideas and is really all about winning political power for its own sake. That’s fine, but it’s not very interesting to me. But, heck, if you’re interested, feel free to comment.
UPDATE: Chuck Nevola is a more intrepid man than I and has more analysis here.