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September 30, 2014

2016 Run for the Roses

As autumn leaves begin to fall, the electoral countdown begins. Not just this year's but also the presidential contest in 2016 The tempo already has quickened as the could-be candidates skittishly begin to flex and caper in preparation for the big race: the run for the White House. This is a field day for the touts who are ever claiming the inside scoop about this one's strategy and that one's form. The smallest signs are seized upon as omens of what is to come. It is all about appearance since there is little of substance except for the usual vapid sound bites. That in itself is not necessarily misleading since our elections do pivot on imagery and posturing rather than the candidates deliberate views on serious issues. The days when an exposition of public philosophy and concrete policy proposals captured the public attention are long gone.

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