Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "He's Got That Vote Sewed Up" captures the disappointing Bernie Sanders.
I've noted before the hurdles that Russ Feingold is facing in his attempts at being re-elected to the Senate. Trudy Lieberman (CJR) went to Wisconsin to speak to voters and it's not pretty:
“Russ has been a politician all his life,” he said. “I think it will be a tough race. I’m basically a Republican and will vote for Johnson.”
Andersen said he wasn’t a big believer in big government or government interference. But the honesty and truthfulness problem surrounding this year’s crop of candidates popped up. “Russ says ‘I create jobs,’ but politicians don’t create jobs. Small businesses and businesses create jobs. Politicians can make the requirements more friendly,” he explained. And as a businessman, he did like friendly regulations. Feingold’s talk would be a “negative for me.” Andersen added. “I don’t like that kind of terminology.”
At a thrift shop in Waukesha, seventy-year-old Jean Coshun who was volunteering told me she had thought Feingold was going to be good. “But he hasn’t been. I just think he is a hypocrite because of the way he votes.” Another volunteer, Joan MacGregor, agreed. She said she liked Ron Johnson because he is a “genuine American.” “I think it’s time we got rid of suave and debonair politicians. Feingold is smooth. The minute he opens his mouth I tune out. He’s too smooth for me.”Hopefully, she'll have more reports out of Wisconsin. I like Russ Feingold. I honestly wish he'd run for president. I'm not sure what's going on Wisconsin that has some outraged but it is the general mood in the country. Which is too bad because, from where I stand, he's the best senator.
As a few of you noted -- and e-mailed about -- I did not do an album review over the weekend. I thought I made that pretty clear in my last post. I will, however, try to do one this weekend.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"