Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Still Not Dead

This is going to be one of those cliche (I had the right character in there for the 'e', but Blogger was choking on the special character, so now it's just a regular letter) posts about why I haven't been posting much lately. I wish I could tell you it's because I've been off fighting for the resistance against the zombie menace, but I don't think that one stands up to scrutiny for very long.

The long and short of it is that the other things I've been busy with in life haven't been worth blogging about. School's out, so my "science intake" has decreased dramatically. I haven't played any new video games in a while, even though there's a couple burning holes on my shelf. Even my standard surfing has been rather dull, as the news is quite preoccupied with the presidential primaries.

Me, I don't feel like writing about the primaries. I wanted Fred Thompson, but his chances in the race are slim at this point. Right now the "leaders" are John McCain and Mike Huckabee, both of whom are unacceptable choices to me as well. At this point, Mitt Romney is the "fall back" candidate for me. All the news analysis in the world won't change that, and I've no intention of writing about the primaries on here just so I can explain to people why their preferred candidate doesn't work for me. (I'm looking at you, Paulbots)

So there you have it. By all means, don't stop coming by. I'm certain the writers block will crumble at some point soon.


Jen said...

Mitt Romney? Seriously?

No, seriously?

Hal said...

C'mon now, can you see me voting for Obama or Clinton?

Jen said...

Of course not, but I would have thought McCain--or, if hell froze over and you voted for a Democrat, Edwards. You know, someone who seems like a sane, relatively functional human being.

Of course, since we are in fact polar opposites, I might have guessed that you'd choose accordingly. ;-)

Hal said...

McCain? I don't think so.

He's bad on immigration. He's bad on judicial appointments. He's, at best, "unfriendly" with both evangelical Christians and pro-life groups.

With the Democratic candidates, you at least have different flavors of the same brand. With the Republican candidates, you sometimes wonder why half of them think they should be the standard bearer for the Republican party, as they don't exactly embody classically conservative principles.