Alpine Summit

Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Glimmer of Hope

After my long training I'm finally able to reconnect with the world a bit. Though the Republicans' stock with me has gone down in recent months, the Democrat stock is still as low as ever (with a few exceptions).

In that vein, I see some hope that the Democrats won't sweep the election in '08. This mainly has to do with my own opinion that they are trying too hard to get votes too soon. They're already trying to start the misdirection of our attentions and still as uncommitted as ever to solving real problems.

The problem to address is should we surge troops in Iraq or not? The response of the Democrats is "there isn't enough armor!" While on the surface it sounds important and something seriously affecting our troops' safety in Iraq, it's been solved and has been relegated to the "non-issue" pile-- which explains why the Democrats have jumped on it again. Not to mention the fact that it doesn't answer the question asked regarding troop numbers. See how it works?

If they keep it up, there may be a chance that all their publicity and attempts at misdirecting people may cause a backlash in opinion and Republicans may have a chance if (and it's a big 'if') they actually fence quality candidates and demonstrate the values and agendas they advertise to their base.