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Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's Hero Time

This is the way I see it: the Democratic Primary has become about whether Obama can be elected president. Obama is doing everything he can to say he can; Hillary Clinton is doing everything she can to say he can't. That is the problem; a party leader is spending months making the case that our eventual nominee is unelectable. It is why the voters are tired. It is probably why Obama is tired. I don't know what Obama can do other that weather the storm and hope that he doesn't come out too damaged.

But I'm not a hero. Obama could be. I am looking for him to do something heroic. I'm looking for him to do something that it doesn't seem like he can do. I want him to dig deep in his soul and find the courage and the strength to transform the tone of the campaign and to call us to something great.

Maybe he can't do it. Maybe he'll be a regular candidate and win a close race against John McCain. I just hope he's more than that. We could really use the hope.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Stretching

This is really just economics, not faith and economics. And in fact, it is mostly just a really cool map. If you follow this link you can actually zoom into gas stations near your house or job and see which prices are the cheapest near you. Really neat.

If you are less interested in following the link, areas in dark green have gas less than $3.28, dark red more than $3.78. BTW, I drive a Prius. I'm just saying.