Well, it must be a slow news day, because I am struggling to find worthy information out there for me to post. It’s either that or I have a wee bit of the writer’s block . . . I’m going to go with the former, rather than the later. It isn’t like there is nothing going on out there in the wonderful world of politics, oh there is plenty, but the problem I am having is trying to find any information that I feel I can expound on, and is worthy of my two cents, sort of speak. So, I think what I am going to do today is simply give kind of a summary of some of the things that are out there, and then throw some of my thoughts in there too.
First of all there is the primary that just will not end. By that I of course am talking about the Republican Primaries. Tomorrow two southern states will hold their primaries, Alabama and Mississippi, and for those of you who may not be too familiar with the South, Alabama and Mississippi are two of the most – if not THE most – southern states. By that I mean that they are very conservative and by and large very much “church going” states. Knowing this I would expect both Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum should have fairly good showings when the votes are tallied in these two states. Conversely the current front-runner, Mitt Romney probably won’t fair too well. Regardless as to whether Newt or Rick wins one, or both of these states it really doesn’t affect the race that much, because as of now Mitt’s delegate count is that much more than either Newt’s or the current second place candidate Rick Santorum. What we need to watch though is the momentum of each candidate. Because Mitt hasn’t been able to put this race to bed yet means that he is still vulnerable to getting beat in the end. If Rick Santorum should continue win states and gain more national press, then it could propel him to become the eventual nominee – and I am just going to say this, I doubt he would win a general election against President Obama . . . just saying.
Speaking of President Obama, he is still out there being President, despite most of the press being focused on the never ending Republican Primary, his administration has recently block a voter registration bill in Texas that would have required voters to display an officially issued form identification with a photo; such as a driver’s license, ID card, military ID card, etc. etc. Sounds like the bill makes since doesn’t it? I mean how are you to tell if the person standing before you is actually the person who is registered to vote? Well, apparently if you are the voter registrar then I guess you will need to enhance ESP abilities, because the Obama administration has said that this law is unfair. Unfair! To who?! As it turns out there are some 300,000 Hispanics in Texas who do not have any form of photo ID to which they can present when they go to vote. That means that they do not have a driver’s license, which means that they probably aren’t going to be driving (legally) to their voter precinct. I honestly think that this is a political play by the President in an attempt to curry favor with the Hispanic voters, not just in Texas, but everywhere. I mean how in the world are we supposed to verify the person voting is actually that person without them presenting some sort of photo ID? Texas is challenging this ruling in the courts, but I can guarantee you that the case won’t be resolved before the general elections held in November. Politics is such a dirty game.
Those are two little things to think about there, hopefully tomorrow I will have something better to write a little more in depth about – like the Alabama and Mississippi primary results.