The road has been long and windy, the bathroom breaks numerous. The maps have proven increasingly futile. When you begin to think, “I might be lost,” you most likely are.
Meanwhile, the kids are growing restless in the backseat. They start arguing about who gets the last juice box, and then who uses the blanket. Next comes a competition of who can stay up later. This denigrates into bickering over marginally different health care and economic ideologies, parlaying each others' “facts” and “experiences,” and finally who has the cooler Tamagotchi.
At last, from the front seat:
“You two need to settle down. If you both don’t stop it right now, I'll turn this car around, and we'll drive all the way back to Denver.”
Just hype? Posturing? Empty threats?
Perhaps Howard Dean has been sitting on John Edwards' thoughts that “all this bickering will not get one child health care.”
Playing the role of the Democratic patriarch, Dean came out and said “the candidates have got to understand that they have an obligation to our country to unify. Somebody is going to lose this race with 49.8 percent of the vote and that person has got to pull their supporters in behind the nominee."
Yes, but is there crying in