We are headed to November.
This has been a summer of surprisingly bitter campaigns across the state and the issue comes down to that both parties are in disarray. Otis Sanford says it is time for democrats to clean house and get busy because if this was the game of Survivor, Democrats were outwitted, outlasted and outplayed. We SHOULD be talking about is winning in three months. We SHOULD be trying to find some unity in this state but we haven’t. You see, if we don’t, redistricting is a-coming, campers and it isn’t going to be pretty. Bloggers from around the state have been talking about redistricting since the last election in 2008 but no one really paid us any mind.
It will take a generation to get this straightened out. Those who ignore history are bound to repeat it, as the story goes. Yet, there are no permanent wins in politics, just winning small and sometimes loftier battles, but there is no long-term victories in the dance of politics so democrats should be diligent. With a bit of moxie and strength we can find our spine and do what we need to do from the top down.
Yet one reminder, Democrats forgot the lessons that if you alienate any group of people, then you lose. And you lose big.
But it’s time to move forward and get the ball rolling so on to the morning roundup from the weekend.
Rachel weighs in on Prop 8 with a fantastic post of the highlights of lines she liked that gave her the warm fuzzies.
Randy Neal has the November match-ups.
Although the race in the 21st District is still undecided, Sean has the presser where Jeff Yarbro thanks his supporters.
Steve Cohen on the County Elections from last Thursday.
More on the County Elections and race from Zach McMillan.