More than half the battle of doing good politically is getting past the volume of noise generated by the reactionaries on the other side of the aisle. The reactionaries have certain predominance in the mediasphere because today's responsive media is attuned to that thing I like to call Short Attention Span Theater. This essentially means that soundbites are all that are required (and a soundbite's worth of wit) to get your message on blast. It goes from bad to worse considering Twitter and Facebook and other instant media.
So this is why you haven't heard of Gary Johnson. Not good, nor ill. He just happens to be a candidate for President this time around. So far I like what I see, and this is the second time I have been impressed with the governor of New Mexico. There was no question in my mind that last time around, Bill Richardson was the most qualified and reasonable candidate that the Democrats fielded. What people wanted me to do for Obama, I would have gladly done for Richardson, but the Democrats foreclosed that possibility for reasons that remain murky to me.
New Mexico looks better and better to me as I age. Something about that state is growing magical. So here is to hope that Gary Johnson shows some class with the airtime he will gain in the next few weeks, as more people start to ask who he is.
BTW. Did I hear right or is Condi considering VP offers?