One of the most difficult things about being a new mother is having your entire schedule determined by an 8 pound being, who frankly does not work on a schedule. For someone as controlling as me, letting go of time constraints can be daunting. However, there are still somethings things that I can control.
During our late night and early morning feedings I like to put on CNN. Over the past week I have explained the complex presidential primary system to the Dude. As I explain, he tends to crease his forehead and look totally confused. I am not sure if it is the primary system, or the fact that he has no idea who I am at this point. Could be both.
I came to the conclusion yesterday that being a Democrat is like that Tammy Wynnett song, "Sometimes its hard to be a . . ." Because right now, the party is killing me! With McCain the Republican nominee running around trying to appear presidential and not at all old (my goodness, he is 72!!!), Hillary and Obama are doing a great job of taking each other out. They are tearing into each other, and you know the Republicans are just taking notes to use during the general election.
At this point, Hillary and Obama may want to ask themselves, "What is best for the party?" 6 months ago it was almost a forgone conclusion that the Dems would take back the White House. However, this long fight may be the Dems undoing. Perhaps we should ask ourselves as a party, "Who could beat McCain?" But, in politics egos often get in the way of the right thing.
Now I have to go do the right thing and feed the Dude. Next on our list of topics: why the Euro is strong and the dollar is weak.