Knight Of The Mind

I'll do my best to present a philosophical and generally conservative look at current events and life, the universe and everything. Readers are invited to take all that's posted herein with a grain of salt. or if they prefer, a grain of salt, a slice of lime and a shot of tequila.

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Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

The Mike Caldwell Candidate

Prior to stepping to the mound last Thursday to deliver his big prime-time speech, Senator John Kerry warmed up by throwing out the first pitch at a Red Sox-Yankees game in Boston. The pitch was a passed ball and by many accounts, so was his acceptance speech. However unimpressive Kerry's performance may have looked, he remains in excellent position to win and bring himself and his party to political power.

In this respect, he reminds me of Mike Caldwell, who pitched for years in the majors, always looked like he was about to give up ten or twelve runs, but then always left the mound with his team in position to win. Kerry, like Caldwell, has mastered the fine art of never quite screwing it up and always making the other guy go out and beat him.

Had Al Gore displayed the same level of competence in 2000, Kerry would still have no aspirations beyond the US Senate. Kerry takes no risks and makes few, if any, controversial moves. He's boring, but plays political prevent defense. President Bush will have to be careful not to make a major error and punch himself out.



"Reciprocals"

As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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