Garrison Keillor, on the ongoing election campaign:
"I do, however, believe in the big leap by which you skip a mess of
complicated trouble and move on into the future. Johnson's Civil Rights
Act, Nixon's trip to China, Gerald Ford's pardon of Nixon, the
demolition of the Berlin Wall -- great moments when we turned the clock
That hope for the leap forward seems deeply felt this year. And
that's why people are looking at the skinny guy. They don't want to be
replaying old tapes next spring. They just can't bear the thought of
going through the past seven years all over again."
I think that just about sums it up for me. Electing Hillary means more of the same - we spend the next few years rehashing the stupid partisan shitstorms we grew tired of in the 1990's. At the very least, Obama is a clean break with the past.
If we can only muster the courage to finally tear off that band-aid.