How about that Obama? This is going to make the Tea Party types hate him all the more, mostly because he picked an Al Green song instead of one by, say, Hank Williams Jr.
Worse, he sounded pretty good. If there’s one thing uber-conservatives hate, it’s the hint of any sort of affinity for the arts. Or any sort of talent beyond making money. Watch for this snippet to appear in attack ads later this year, casting Barry as an unserious man who’s
fiddling singing while Rome burns. Me? I’m always happy when someone demonstrates a sense of humor.
Speaking of unserious men, how in the hell did Newt Gingrich close to within millimeters of knocking Mitt Romney off his horse? Do Republicans really want this guy to be their nominee? I am aghast. His unlikely surge probably has something to do with the $5 million check his casino compadre slipped into his pocket a couple of weeks ago.
This really isn’t about dueling ideologies; it’s about people sitting around watching TV ads. Gingrich used his windfall to buy quite a few of them in South Carolina. If he actually wins the primary there, it’s an astounding victory not for conservatism, but for one Sheldon Adelson — a man who knows better than most how to play suckers. Anyway, it’s good to know money still counts for something in this country.