The Curmdudgeon got sidetracked today, so we'll just do a short post tonight.
It's official: Jim Webb will face off against Sen. George Allen in November, thanks in large part to overwhelming support (if you can call it that with 3% turnout) in northern Virginia, including Arlington (68% Webb v. 32% Miller). Harris Miller was very gracious in his concession speech and Webb was equally gracious in thanking Miller--all a good start for the fall campaign.
At some point soon we'll do a piece on what Webb needs to do next--besides raise a boatload of money!
One thought for the stump speech: "If you think nothing's wrong with our country--if you think everything is just peachy-kean, then vote for George Allen. He sure doesn't think anything is wrong. Otherwise, vote for me (Jim Webb)."
Allen is beatable, but it sure won't be easy.
Lovelace Sends A Message
A few weeks ago, the Curmudgeon posted about the South Carolina GOP gubernatorial primary between incumbent governor Mark Sanford and challenger Oscar Lovelace. We indicated that Lovelace didn't have much chance of winning, but that he might do well enough to send a message about Sanford's waning popularity.
Well, Lovelace did just that, garnering 35% of the vote on a shoestring campaign. Don't know if Sanford got the message--one of his big problems is a failure to listen.
10 day forecast for today: 87 degrees, scattered T-storms, 60% rain Rating: N (not useful)
5 day forecast for today: 82 degrees, scattered T-storms, 40% rain Rating: N
Actual today: 72 degrees, cloudy/hazy, no rain
This is one of those days we're glad the forecast was wrong--it was pretty nice out. But, had we relied on the forecast for planning purposes, we would've missed out.