"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
Election Day 2003, number 3 Finally, the election I've been looking forward to the most is here: the Louisiana gubernatorial race, pitting Democrat Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Blanco against Republican wunderkind Bobby Jindal. Real Clear Politics calls this one a tossup, but predicts that Jindal takes it 51-49. Taking into account recent trends, though, I'm going to be a bit more optimistic and guess 53-47. But it's Louisiana, and absolutely anything can happen.
The good news is that, even if Jindal loses, he's only 32, and has plenty of time to do a lot of good for Louisiana--and possibly the nation as a whole.
If Jindal wins, he will immediately become a GOP golden boy, and rightly so. Aside from the obvious fact that he breaks the GOP stereotype of old white men into little pieces, he's also brilliant--but not only brilliant, but able to turn that brilliance into real ideas--and not only that, but he is able to communicate those ideas to everyone else. These are three very important pieces, and putting them together means that I would not be the least bit surprised to one day cast my vote for presidential candidate Bobby Jindal.
Polls close at 8 pm. The LA sec. of state will have the results up here when they come.
Posted by Timothy11:14 AM
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