Connecticut Politics and Elections: Coverage, Analysis, Maps and Commentary
I saw Dodd at the end of an episode of Frontline yesterday. He was talking about credit card reform, and for the first time I felt a sort of Presidential vibe about him.No, Seriously. I can't believe I'm saying this but maybe he has a chance.
I don't know. He's a good speaker and all, but I just can't take his candidacy seriously. I don't know why that is.
Which is saying something because I think you take his candidacy more seriously than most in CT.
How many people of you who voted "yay" are Republicans?
I was honest and voted GAH!
Which response means "fear and loathing"?
I don't know what those options mean.
On an unrelated subject: At work a fellow employee saw a book on my desk about the election of 1876. This personhad never heard of Rutherford B. Hayes or Samuel Tilden. Needless to say I was shocked. Am I a snob or should I be shocked? I mean this ought to be basic American History every American should know correct?? The Phantom...
Phantom -- by coincidence, I just finished reading a book about Rutherford B. Hayes (the one in the New York Times 150-page biographies series). Why your co-worker never heard of the guy?(1) A lot of people tune out on history. Don't ask me why, but they do.(2) U.S. History class was one of the few things I actually liked about high school, but I don't remember learning a whole lot about that time period. My teacher didn't avoid the seamy side of American history, and 1865-1900 was full of seams: corrupt, angry, violent, and relatively deficient in Lincoln- or Roosevelt-level "great Americans" that idealistic young people could relate to. If anything, I got it about the telegraph and the transcontinental railroad, but that was about it.
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