There are still nearly eight months to go before we get to vote for our next President, and there’s a lot of campaigning to be done until then. During that time, we can count on wall to wall coverage of the horse race — not who would make a better President and what the candidates believe, but rather how the candidates are doing at campaigning against one another and how likely they are to win. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit that personally, I’m riveted by the horse race, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how the things President Bush and John Kerry do will affect their likelihood of winning. That said, I’m going to refrain from commenting on them here, for the most part.
The main reason, of course, is that you can get that stuff anywhere. I could tell you what I think about Kerry’s off mike moment, or Bush’s decision to start running negative ads already, but so can Chris Matthews, or Josh Marshall, or the Daily Kos, or any number of other people. I’ll leave that to them.
The other thing I’m going to try hard to fight is to talk about or link to people talking about how the candidates are misrepresenting their opponents. These guys have millions of dollars and legions of people looking out for them on the Internet. John Kerry has a new weblog on his site devoted to debunking attacks on his record.
It’s not that I’m not going to talk about the campaign, or politics, I’m just going to try to stick to actual issues. And I’m going to try to enjoy baseball season instead of campaign season.
Update: One thing I am going to try to do this weekend is get the current subscription list from my server based RSS reader posted somewhere on this site. So that you can see how I’m keeping track of the horse race — and baseball.