Archive for January, 2004
From the AP: “With 52 percent of the precincts reporting, Kerry had 39 percent, Dean had 25 percent, Edwards 13 percent, Clark 12 percent, and Lieberman 9 percent.”
CNN reports that Dean will spend Wednesday in Vermont giving satellite TV interviews and talking strategy with all the senior campaign aides. Could it be he’s catching on to the fact that the man who was the presumptive nominee two weeks ago has yet to carry a single state in the primary process? The wheels are off the Dean campaign, and those who are still backing him are simply in Dean-ial.
“Dean Disappoints Dopes.” Seems so-called insurgent candidate Howard Dean managed to get his ass soundly kicked by two Johns … John Kerry and John Edwards. Now we know why Jimmy Carter stopped short of outrightly endorsing Dean over the weekend. He knew what many political pragmatists have been saying for a long time: Dean peaked too soon. His supporters have been acting like he was the presumptive nominee while he has been staking out one extremist position after another. Dean will be yesterday’s news by March. The race is now officially on, and Dean isn’t in nearly as strong a position as all his obnoxious supporters would have you believe.
If you happen to hear me humming its probably “The Plum Blossom” by Yusef Lateef, which is the first track of the 1961 album “Eastern Sounds.” I heard a cut of it while at Amoeba Music in San Francisco. As I like to say, I “went mad” for it, but they had no more copies for sale. Thank Jobs for iTunes. I bought it online after I got back to New York. Can’t seem to stop listening to it.
So what’s it sound like? Here’s Plum Blossom:
And Here’s “Love Theme From Spartacus”:
That’s the music in my head this week.