+ Nice article about Lovie Smith.
+ Finally for this post, Tom has a column in the Knoxville News Sentinel today (free registration required), where he argues that everyone should vote Democrat Tuesday because a Democratic Congress balancing President Bush would be better for our foreign policy.
I agree with his reasoning throughout the column, but with the caveat I keep harping on. Here I'm reposting my latest articulation:
my 2 cents: i want to vote for the Democrats. i really do.
if only they could pretend, like the Repubs, that they wanted my vote. like TM said a couple of days ago: put away their scary people until after the election (not even including Kerry's foot-in-mouth).
partisan balance would be a major improvement. if only the Dems could improve their connection with Middle America (Midwestern and Southern, middle income, some traditional values).
a stronger Democratic party would improve current politics for all of us immediately.
but i hate to vote for them just because the Repubs stink so bad, just because balance would be better.
i wish i kinda wanted to vote for them. voting Dem is in my background. i usually do. but they're struggling to connect with me, not to mention those Middle Americans...