Sunday, August 21, 2005

September Song

Joe Scarborough says no to running for U.S. Senate. The interesting question is -- to whom did he say it? According to the Associated Press, "The National Republican Senatorial Committee, led by Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, tried to talk Scarborough into challenging Harris."

It's impossible to believe Dole was trying to recruit Scarborough without the explicit encouragement of the White House. After all that she did for George Bush in 2000, Harris has to be furious -- and frightened, too.

There's no reason to suppose the White House or Senator Dole will stop wooing another candidate to oppose her. Indeed, Scarborough himself thinks so. As the Pensacola News Journal reports, "Scarborough anticipates that as the Senate race draws nearer, efforts to field another Republican candidate will intensify." {emphasis added]

May 12, 2006 is the last day for other candidates to qualify to run in the primary. The primary election itself is still over a year away.

That's a very long time in politics.
Oh, it's a long, long while from May now to December.
But the days grow short when you reach September.
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn't got time for the waiting game

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November
And these few precious days I'll spend with you
These precious days I'll spend with you

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