As I sit here on Labor Day weekend between the two national Presidential conventions, I ponder what life will be like under each possible candidate and his party. (And some day soon, I will have to say his or her party, thankfully.)
Yes, this is what a political geek does for Labor Day. Since I was very young, I have always been intrigued by these huge spectacles of regionalism and patriotism. I love the roll call of states, where each gets to tout itself as "the Home of the great Senator X and the first to process cheese product..." Those who know me well, know that romantic idealist side of me which I usually drown in pragmatic practicality, because I know what needs to be done to get things done. But without that idealist, I don't think it's possible to truly inspire oneself or others to move ahead.