Another Transplanted Southerner

Musings from Miz Mel'nie, a Southern Belle living in the Northeast.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Bloomberg Updates

England's young Mr. Hamilton is still leading, and I'm beginning to think we may have our first rookie F1 Champion since, well, I guess, the first F1 Championship (don't quote me on that)! As much as I love Fernando Alonzo, and believe me, I do, I'm really rooting for Lewis - he's so good! He's winning on tracks he's still learning! He may be the man to make F1 in America - he has so much more natural charisma than Michael Schumacher, and his family situation really adds to the "storyline", as Americans are so drawn to - he brother is, oh, what do they call it nowdays - "differently abled". Basically, he spends a lot of time in a wheelchair, and he's his brother's biggest fan - I'm pretty sure he and their Dad are at all the races. And Lewis is naturally handsome, too, which never hurts! Beautiful smile! Scuttlebutt is that he's advertising's next Tiger Woods, and I don't doubt it - especially if he wins the championship.

Mikey Bloomberg -well, at this point, the question is "will he or won't he" - it's now to that point (I said he might around 2 years ago). If he does get in as a third party candidate, I don't think he'll pull a Perot and drop out and then get back in at the last minute (Perot's dropping out lost it for him - he could have won and we could have been spared the Clinton years AND the Bush years). I think if Giuliani gets the Republican nomination, Bloomberg will run as an independent. Everyone who actually LIVES OR HAS LIVED in NYC prefers Bloomberg to Giuliani (unless they suffer from amnesia or got a cut of the action).

Why Some Democrats Don't Hate McCain

He was on The Daily Show again tonight - his 10th appearance. The fact that he makes any effort whatsoever to speak to all people, not just the "approved" audience, makes an impact. And, to be perfectly honest, he's actually a nice guy. I met him 15 or 20 years ago, while I lived in the DC area, at National Airport (as it was called back then) and he was standing in line at the gate to check in to a flight to Arizona (can't remember whether it was Phoenix or Mesa or another city). Let me stress this - he was standing in the "normal people" line. Alone. I was catching a flight to I don't remember (probably Birmingham) and recognized him and, since I've always known Congressmen because of Daddy and didn't feel the least bit self-conscious about approaching him, went over and said "Hi". We had a nice little 2 or 3 minute chat and then I left him because I didn't want to annoy him (I figure everyone has their limit!) and my impression was a good one - a nice guy, not condescending to me (although I'm a blonde!), and generally likeable. I do realize that today is different than 15 - 20 years ago, but I do hope he has maintained his cordiality toward us people that stand in the "normal people" line - I get the impression that he has. And that's why some Dems don't hate him - he's too likeable!