I got off to a very slow blogging start today, and didn't get around to mentioning that it's Election Day, with significant Senate primaries in North Carolina (D), Indiana (R), and Ohio (D). Yet another chance to celebrate that great American invention, the direct primary...and with staggered primaries, lots of fun in the weeks to come for patriots and political junkies.
By the way, if we do have any experts in North Carolina politics reading, the one thing I've never really understood is why the Democrats were so desperate to find an alternative to Secretary of State Elaine Marshall? I guess if she wins tonight we'll see how good a candidate she'll turn out to be, but national Dems were very open about wanting to beat her, and I never saw an explanation.
Beyond that, I'd like to say that a loss in Indiana by former Republican Senator Dan Coats would be an indication that Republicans may have a lot of difficulty nominating their strongest candidates this year, but I'm not all that convinced that Coats is all that great of a candidate. Again, we'll see what happens if he wins.
At any rate -- happy Election Day, everyone!