Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Friday, April 22, 2005

Another Quick Update

Oh y'all I forgot to to tell about what's been going on..
Our SWAC team came in 2nd overall!! Just as good as last year. Only this year we didn't get screwed out of first..
I came in 4th Region-wide in the VHSL Debate competition held March 22nd at JSB. I competed in the Student Congress division.
On April 15th and 16th, I came in 5th State-wide in the VHSL competition held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Once again, I was in Student Congress.
I'm running for Vice President of the John Battle SCA. I've got a tough opponent, but we've all got our fingers crossed.

!NEAL 2005!

How does that grab you? Well, I liked it...
Ok, that's all for now.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Wow! Lots to catch up on!

Dang. How long has it been y'all?
Lets start with the Senate races in 2006.
Senator Paul Sarbanes (D), who was first elected in 1976, recently announced he wouldn't run for re-election. Sarbanes, 72, would have been a safe bet for re-election. The early frontrunner for his seat is former Congressman and NAACP Chairman Kweisi Mfume (D). Another potential Democrat is Congressman Chris Van Hollen, who defeated longtime incumbent Congresswoman Connie Morella in 2002. The Republicans are rallying around Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Mfume is favored in this heavily Democratic state. Off hand, I think the last time a Republican won an open Maryland seat would have been 1968 with Charles M. Mathias.
In the big surprise announcement of the year (so far), liberal Senator Jim Jeffords (I) announced he would retire, citing his wife's bout with cancer and his own health problems. Jeffords is currently 71 years old and likely in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. In 2001, Jeffords declared his independence from the Republican party and caucused with the Democrats, briefly giving Democrats a majority. Socialist Congressman Bernie Sanders, who is officialy an Indeopendent caucusing with the Democrats, is the obvious frontrunner. He all but announced his candidacy within an hour of Jeffords' announcement. The Democrats will probably not field a candidate and back Sanders. The GOP will hope to recruit Governor Jim Douglas. This race would favor Sanders heavily, with his history of re-elections well above 60%.
Okay, let me point out that I've added a daily quote and a link to Tim Kaine's website. I strongly suggest everyone visit it.