"Ceremony" - Galaxie 500
Continuing with the Boss-town sound -- nice cover of the Joy Division/New Order song.
Sorry for the limited appearances. It's been meetings, meetings, meetings, the last couple of days. Heading off to a couple more in about ten minutes. Then hopefully a slow pre-holiday afternoon dedicated to getting my act together at the office and then home.
As I expected, the horse race coverage in the presidential race is going full throttle. It all seems a little premature to me and in the end seems to keep coming back to the same thing -- a fairly tight race with both parties having their bases largely intact, trying to persuade the few persuadables and crank up the voter turnout among loyalists. I think Obama continues to have the edge in terms of paths to 270 and in his overall appeal as a candidate, but continue to worry that things out of his control may prove problematic. I am anxious to see the next jobs report and have my fingers crossed that Europe will continue to muddle through until November. (I see no good end there -- merely the putting off of even more turmoil to come.)
It occurs to me that we are also about a month away from hearing from the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act. I am less optimistic than I once was and worry that a negative ruling is going to leave in place only a crumbling system with no hope of reform.
I am encouraged on the other hand by the recent polling on gay marriage. It would be great to win a couple of statewide referenda, even though I am loathe to have civil rights decided by popular vote. A couple of wins on this score would signal that the changing dynamics we see in polling have really come to fruition.
Alright, I need to get on the road, but I put things in your capable hands for the next few hours.