Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Out of the mouths of babes

The candidates have spoken and here's the video that proves it.

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Ultimately, however, how the candidates answer any questions won't matter. The winner will be determined by the letter after the candidate's name on the ballot. As things stand currently, I would imagine the GOP will carry Harris County due to the wingnut vote in the suburbs. Should that happen, Mike Anderson will be the new district attorney and the Republicans will sweep the district court benches.

On the other hand, should the economy suddenly pick up and the unemployment rate drop to somewhere in the vicinity of 7%, the Democratic vote within the city might be enough to counter the anti-Obama vote in the 'burbs. Should that happen, Lloyd Oliver might be the new district attorney (I say "might" because the Obama vote inside the city didn't help Clarence Bradford in his unsuccessful run for DA four years ago).

In other words, this race could be between Charles Manson and Madelyn Murray O'Hare and the outcome would be the same. If there are enough folks who feel that what we need is less regulation over commerce and less protection for workers, then whoever runs with an R after their name will win.

H/T Murray Newman

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