As you all know, there's an election on, and that means all sorts of silly and remarkable things are happening. For example, 30% of all state legislative candidates are running unopposed. In North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas, it rises to 50% or more. That's some election, isn't it, when there's only one choice?
Republicans in Florida are pulling a vote switcheroo, allowing voters to select disgraced non-candidate Mark Foley, and yet have their vote count for someone entirely different. They just won the right to post signs informing voters of their nefarious plans. How can this possibly be constitutional? People's votes should count for who they vote for, and no one else.
Barbara Ann Radnofsky, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Texas, was challenged to a Blackberry typing contest by ABC News and she won (Video). It wasn't close. If only elections could be won that way... (hat tip to BOR)
The best-looking congressional candidate this year is Democrat Scott Kleeb, who's put together a strong campaign in Nebraska's third congressional district, the seat of Rep. Tom Osborne, who challenged incumbent Republican governor Dave Heineman in the primary and lost. That's right, you heard me earlier. There are Democrats in Nebraska. And the fact that they're putting together strong challenges in Nebraska is a sign of just how powerful the anti-Republican mood is right now.
And amazingly, the approval ratings of Alaska's Republican governor Frank Murkowski have sunk to the point where he now less popular that Gov. Bob Taft of Ohio. My lord.
Wow that feels good to write again...