Today Mike helps John Edwards.
Tomorrow is a day of great significance in the state of New Hampshire. After Tuesday January 8th, eighty percent of Granite State diners and coffee shops close until the 2012 presidential election cycle begins in mid-2009 and swarms of candidates and media folk return.
There are also two local elections fraught with cosmic consequence tomorrow, the New Hampshire Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries. These events will provide a welcome economic boost for two crucial American industries, Polling and Spinning. If disaster struck New Hampshire tomorrow, ninety percent of the world’s known spinmeisters and pollsters would be eliminated. I shudder to consider the consequences for our Republic.
The New Hampshire primaries do not determine the U.S. presidency, of course, but play a vital role in the democratic process. These few puny votes constrain and direct the flow of campaign contributions as it becomes a mighty, gushing, billion-dollar river, flowing swiftly through PACs and campaign committees to revitalize our impoverished multi-national media conglomerates, buying the advertising that underwrites the publication and broadcasting of the celebrity gossip, biased opinions, reality shows and syndicated reruns and on which this Great Nation has come to depend.