Actually I'm getting tired of the cult of personality ruling the headlines. Where the heck are the centrists and independents? I do my best but with my handful of readers, many who rarely agree with me, I have no impact.
What we need is a press corp who will pay attention to candidates who actually have ideas rather than those playing to a specific crowd. The conservatives get far more press than they deserve while the moderates get very little. Who is covering Romney and Huntsman? Especially Huntsman who is probably the best of the lot though there are subjects on which I disagree with him. That's to be expected. But where is he? What is he talking about these days? The same with Romney. I could care less whether or not he and Perry like one another.
And Herman Cain. Is his lack of press because they feel he has no chance? Even Ron Paul who always makes a good showing in the polls.
If the center lets the far right steal the march it will be their own fault for not being vocal enough, though admittedly it's difficult to be vocal if no one picks up on it.
I heard today Sarah Palin is heading to New Hampshire over the Labor Day weekend to talk jobs. Speculation has it she's getting ready to enter the race. With a little bit of luck Bachmann, Perry and Palin will cancel each other out.
If it's true they all need the independents to win, they certainly aren't showing it. No one is wooing us in either party. But this isn't about the Democrats unless the progressives succeed in getting Hillary to mount a challenge. It's about the Republicans and a laughably weak field unless you happen to be a staunch Christian Conservative.
I hear about third party efforts all the time but they have no traction. A non-party, the Tea Party, has hijacked the process with demands that make no sense yet the moderate Republicans seem so afraid of losing their congressional seats they've been rendered impotent. Some choice. Far left or far right. It's said the pendulum always swings back. The problem is the political pendulum we're now witnessing just swings from one extreme to the other. It seems to be in perpetual motion with no signs of slowing, what's more stopping - in the center.