Wrong and Right

It is common to hear sports commentators make bold predictions. It bothers me when a guy gets very self-assured about a prediction, turns out to be totally wrong, ignores his failure, and acts like a know-it-all with his next prediction. In the interest of fairness then, I must admit that I was way off base recently. I had wondered on this site if Rick Santorum should still be in the presidential race, arguing that he had a sick child at home and he hadn’t capitalized on his strong showing in Iowa anyway. Then Santorum went out and won 3 states in one day.

Maybe he read my blog and was inspired to try harder.

But probably not.

Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is down to 8.3%. It’s still too high, but it looks better than it has in years. The interesting thing is both sides can take¬† credit for it. President Obama can go to the public and say, “Look, my policies are making a difference. Give me 4 more years to finish the job.” Republicans can point out, though, that the President’s big stimulus plan was supposed to make the economy better in 2009 and 2010. But the economy was still bad then. The economy is turning around in 2012, so Republicans can say that government needs to stay out of the way and let the economy fix itself.¬† Wouldn’t it be cool if both philosophies, liberal and conservative, worked equally well, and it didn’t matter which party controlled the federal government? Too bad that isn’t the case.

In other news, my action novel, Double Crossed, is receiving its final once-over by the publisher. It might be available before March.