Weird. I sat watching the SOTU last evening, (ALL evening, it felt like) and I made two observations to a friend of mine watching with me. One, the television coverage seemed well directed. Just at the moment POTUS brought forward a subject, there, on my screen, was a key player that subject concerned. Actually, it was quite nice. Then I remarked that it was a little unsettling to watch half of the chamber standing to applaud, while the other half stayed seated, looking, if not openly hostile, at least mildly irritated. It seems Obama had this on his mind as well.
Ezra Klein, once again, summed up the feeling I’ve had that has stopped me from going to vote already, as is my habit. I detest long lines, so I vote early, if not often. Ezra says “The Republicans are not just going to go away.” Damn skippy. Obama is selling this image of a great uniter, but, really, he hasn’t even unified his own Party. He still may, but that might be attributed to Democrats “falling in line” after the Primaries. So, my question is, what evidence to we have that he has this particular ability? Will we see Republican endorsements if he is our nominee?
I think the Convention is going to be a hoot, as they say ’round these parts. Thats probably a good thing, a public airing of our differences as Democrats is beneficial to voters.
So, today I remain firmly undecided. I’m thinking about attending an Obama meeting on Thursday, perhaps what I learn there will nudge me into the believer’s camp.