Grump properly chastised me for being impractically bored with an election that was shaping up to be memorable. I conceded to him that the election drama was very interesting and anything but boring...though the candidates themselves have brought so little substance that it's really hard to get particularly excited about them...perhaps I expect too much, I dunno.
Obama and Hillary look like they will take their campaigns into Denver and participate in a brokered convention where super-delegates will decide nothing more than who can better beat McCain. That's it. Nothing else will be a factor. Whoever has perceived momentum will get the nod and the total delegate count will be meaningless. If the Democrat nominee loses in November it may be the last brokered convention you see. Pretty cool huh?
The Republican convention in Minneapolis will need to be a week-long infomercial reintroducing us to McCain and helping us forget George W. Bush. How you can honor your party's president for 8 years and brush him aside at the same time will be tricky and worth watching.
The Libertarian National Convention looks to be heating up finally. The Ron Paul Revolution set things back for awhile as many in the party vacated LP campaigns to help Ron. Wayne Allyn Root (professional Vegas Oddsmaker) and Bob Barr (as well as Mary Ruwart) look to be in hot contention and will also go into a brokered convention. Gavel to gavel coverage will be on CSPAN if you have the stomach to watch this. Frontrunners in this party are impossible to predict.