Hello Diary of a Republican Hater nation! Or so I like to call you..
It's crazy how anti-climatic this week has turned out to be. Here we are, just a week till the election and all of a sudden I'm cut off from all civilization here in Long Island, New York.
Though I can't say I would ever choose this-there has been some upside. While I've not written a Diary of a Republican Hater blog in 5 days-a record I'm not too excited about-I have found the time to read Milton Friedman's "Monetary Mischief" from cover to cover. The book confirmed a few things I suspected. On the one hand Friedman is very good pleasant writer and expositor of his views.
Nevertheless he's also all salesman as Peter Temin-who I'm now reading-does a good job of showing.
So while I certainly am not one to preach taking a break from the Internet, cell phones, cable, and even lights and hot water, it did enable me to finish something in a day it would normally take me a week to complete.
I'm also happy to see the President's increased his lead in my absence from civilization. As Greg Sargent puts it, Romney's main hope at this point is that the state polls are systematically wrong.
While I've been buried all week-and still am, alas. I still don't have power, cable, and Internet-I'm at someone's house who has it-Obama is looking strong going into the finish line.
"Buoyed by good storm reviews and good campaign news, President Barack
Obama emerged here as an optimistic populist, pledging to be “a
champion” for the middle class and voiceless in Washington."
fresh endorsement from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and
continuing praise from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Obama told 4,500
people here that he would be their fighter against “the folks at the
very top of this country.”