The Lonely Centrist

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Is the Lonely Centrist gone?

Well, not exactly. When I started this blog 18 months ago, I was weary of extreme partisan politics and the nonsense that today passes for political debate, and thought I'd like to talk about a whole host of issues. To my surprise, I quickly discovered it wasn't just the partisanship - or perhaps better put, maybe the partisanship had killed off much of my interest in politics. Politics has always been pretty central to my life, and I've made my living there. Now I just don't care. Even my little hobby horse, campaign finance, can't hold me.

Some of it, I think, is the post-9/11 environment. I get depressed when I think about our future, and the unwillingness of such a large segment of the public to seriously deal with the long term threat that radical islamism poses to our way of life.

Ah well, maybe something will happen in the presidential race to rekindle my interest. In the interim, we'll keep this blog alive, and try to write as mood hits. Much of the stuff I've written here on election issues has gotten a lot of circulation, so I think I'm contributing something here.

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