Dang! I just looked at the clock — I’m stuck here doing the job of some slacker who’s on vacation this week — and the lieutenant governor non-debate has come and gone.
I’ve missed my chance to express outrage in advance over Mike Campbell refusing to show up and debate Andre Bauer again. I got worked up over the governor being similarly aloof, so I really ought to have done the same here, right? I mean, the two situations are exactly the same, right?
Well, no. In this case, the two guys met just a couple of weeks ago. And the stakes are pretty infinitessimal compared to a governor’s race. And Campbell is only hurting himself, since he’s given Andre a chance to be all eager and accessible to the people once again. And since he doesn’t have nearly the electoral advantage that the governor did.
What do you think? Did Campbell throw it away by not allowing the gentleman from MySpace to hover over him with crutches on live TV again? I think Andre did better on the last debate, and probably would have done so again this time. But it just looks bad not to show up in your one potential statewide forum in the runoff.
Looks bad? Since when do I care about "looks bad?" It is bad. It’s quite bad and wrong, and I’m … I’m just so danged perturbed at Mike Campbell over this that I can hardly see straight.
Of course, I’m having trouble seeing straight anyway these days. I haven’t had a chance to go pick up these new bifocals I ordered, and I’m practically blind in the middle distance (where the desktop is, which is why I’m typing on the laptop now), and I’ve got this unbelievable sinus headache on top of everything, and …
Anyway. Back to my point, which is how doggone livid I am at Mike Campbell. Partly for skipping the debate, partly for by so doing, likely throwing it away next week. I’m just double-ticked, that’s all there is to it.