Tuesday, April 15, 2008
As much as I admire Wake, the knuckler has never been entertaining to watch. His starts are too much “…like a box of chocolates…” for me. Now that three out of the Sox five starters have picture-in-picture up during games, I’m going take the time to post about politics today and economics next week. I hope to get guest bloggers in the future to comment on topics most find interesting. C’mon as if you didn’t know I was a weirdo by now. So if you’re not down, come back tomorrow. I'm super stoked for Clay Buchholz at MFY Stadium. (I did analyze David Ortiz’s comparable hitters to gauge if similar players’ production dropped off at his age, but the results, like 55% down – 45% were up and to widely varying degrees, were not worth a full post. Gotta love a weekend afternoon with the spreadsheet.)
Barack Obama is a roll of the dice as President Clinton said…relative to his wife. The electoral map and John McCain is a near perfect match for Hillary Clinton to be the first female POTUS. But given the current condition of the opposing party, this election is the time for the Democrats to move all in and that means having Obama on the top of the ticket.
Two of the largest traditional non-voting demographic groups - young adults and African-Americans – are attracted to Obama. Without him, they are more likely to stay home than Clinton’s base of traditional aged female voters. The number of new voters is doubtful to be an issue in the Presidential election, but maybe down the ticket in swing states. Higher turnout among traditionally liberal young adults and African-Americans could add seats in DC and in state capitals. Even though higher turnout may not put more D’s in office right away from conservative states like North Carolina and Georgia, but it could shift the political dialogue from the center-far right to the center-right spurring more compromises between the parties.