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January 9, 2012

Race to the finish

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:55 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the clear, cool, blue skies of Nantucket! Great to be with you and yours on this Monday morning, the ninth day of January 2012, another, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, stunner out there on and off Cape, with seasonable temperatures, bright blue sky above and just a whisper of wind, the same weather you see this runner on the streets of Hyannis Port enjoying this morning, former home to our thirty-fifth President of the United States Jack Kennedy, his beautiful wife, Jackie, and the rest of his amazing family, including his brother Bobby and the youngest brother, the late, great Teddy Kennedy, who used to walk this very street on cold winter morning such as this one, where normally during these winter months you ‘ner but see a bunny, feeling the solitude, yet never feeling alone… The weather is the same in New Hampshire, just a little to the north and east of Cape Cod, this nine o’clock hour, as the candidates digest their breakfast and head out onto the old ‘campaign trail’, meetin’ all kinds of nice folks from the Granite State, one of the most beautiful states in the country, with Romney, Santorum, Huntsman, Paul, Gingrich, and Perry winding their way up through the Franconian Notch, a spectacular mountain pass where ‘the old man of the mountain’ (a granite face in the pass resembling an old man that fell a few years ago, an iconic emblem of New Hampshire, as it adorns the state’s license plates) once stood, a scenic road to be remembered that leads one into the small, quaint New England town of Littleton, yes, right now, as I write these words, I imagine they will all be up there in God’s Country, buying up all the memorabilia and maple syrup they can, clappin’ hands and singin’ ‘America the Beautiful’ and…,no, wait, hold the phone, strike that, I apologize, that is highly doubtful, naive, and wishing just a little too much from human nature.  This morning, as we all know, at least those covering politics, will be spent reviewing the polls, all 1500 of them, analyzing them and making a game plan going forward as a direct result of them–everyone looking at “Mr. one percent”, Mitt Romney, who owns the already done deal at 40 percent, with Rick Santorum falling (perhaps looking ahead to South Carolina?), as he squanders his ‘win’ in Iowa by arguing with a high school student about gay rights?, are you kidding me? While Paul’s numbers drop by four percentage points, with New Hampshire voters already having had quite enough of those ‘types’, angry old white men wandering around the various coffee shops all over the granite state, muttering to themselves about ‘how big government is’, while they pick up their Social Security check, a check that was not available to their ‘forefather’s’, back in 1930.  Huntsman–who had a very strong debate performance on Sunday morning, a real home run for NBC, MSNBC and the whole crew over there, with David Gregory, moderator of “Meet the Press”, doing the best job as a moderator since the days of Walter Cronkite–is beginning to surge, making it just that much more interesting, becoming the new ‘must watch TV’, as reality television meets up with a version of a ‘celebrity rehab’ group therapy session.  Huntsman made an obvious, but powerful, considering the setting, statement on Sunday.  A statement directed at “corporations are people too”, Romney, at that early Sunday morning debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, a retort after Romney made some comment about Huntsman’s opinion of our current President the day prior, President Obama, whom Huntsman worked for as the Ambassador to China until recently, a positive comment about his ‘extraordinary leadership’, with Romney implying he was being somehow ‘disloyal’ to the ‘republican brand’ (give US a call here at seacapecod.net when you finally figure out what that ‘message’ to ‘the American people’ TRULY IS), with Huntsman sniping, “…that is exactly what is wrong with the American political system today”, paraphrased a little to emphasize his larger point, and that being that the partisan bickering in Washington D.C. IS what PEOPLE are tired of!  They simply want a leader who will work for THEM, not for the corporate interests who have hijacked this nation, while simultaneously manipulating that nation into feeling ’sorry’ for the very plutocrats (Google Stockholm Syndrome) who wish to be in charge, permanently, a small minority of wealthy industrialists who somehow think they can run roughshod over the entire electorate (308 million strong!) without some kind of a back lash, especially considering our history as the greatest democracy in the world–the PEOPLE will be heard, despite CITIZENS UNITED! Have a nice day folks and week ahead, and keep on dodgin’ those wooden nickles offered up by FOX “NEWS”, side effects include indigestion, blurred vision, nausea, cramps, anger, hostility, paranoia, rage and blissful ignorance, if you’re lucky…!  PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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