So Senator Lott went on Black Entertainment Television (BET) last night to beg forgiveness. Give me a break! Why couldn’t he have gotten his apology right the first time? Better yet, why didn’t he keep his racist thoughts to himself? And does he really think that we believe he was referring to “Thurmond’s strong anti-communist, pro-defense and fiscally conservative positions” when he talked about the problems that could have been avoided if the country had voted like Mississippi did in 1948 presidential election? And to top it off, he now “absolutely” supports affirmative action. Whatever! He needs to resign from the leadership position. There is nothing worse in politics than a pandering politician.
Speaking of pandering politicians, I admire and respect Senator/Vice President Gore’s decision not to run in 2004. While I think he would be a great President, he did the right thing. I just don’t think this country is ready for a rematch. But, I‘m hoping he pulls a Nixon; we (I) want you back in 2008. With that said, the Democrats shouldn’t write off 2004 – they just need to find a true contender. Bush II can be beaten. Just because the current President has huge popularity/approval ratings is not guarantee of a repeat victory. President Clinton clearly demonstrated that when he defeated Bush I.
Remember, it’s all about the economy STUPID!!!!