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Presidential Campaign Sweeps Across Nation Like Radiation in On The Beach

The novel On The Beach takes place after a nuclear war.

Most people on the Earth are killed by the initial a-bomb blasts or soon after as the result of radiation sickness.

The remaining people are left to wait for the radiation to arrive.

On The Beach is about people in Australia who are among the last survivors.

They are waiting for the radiation.

After the radiation comes, nobody is left.

This year’s presidential nominating season is somewhat like On The Beach.

There was the first quick blast of caucuses and primaries between Iowa and Super Tuesday.

Then the pace slowed down. It was one month between Super Tuesday and the primaries this week.

Now it is a long six-week wait to Pennsylvania.

(Though Wyoming and Mississippi will get the wave in the next few days.)

The good folks in Puerto Rico are at the end. The campaign hits them in the first week of June. 

Texas was nailed last Tuesday.

We were bombarded with robocalls, TV ads and campaign appearances.

Now it’s over.

Given that Texas will likely be barren of two-party competition at the presidential level this fall, its likely we will see little more of the candidates.

Imagine how electoral vote free Puerto Rico will cease to exist for the candidates after its delegates are awarded.    

On The Beach was written by Nevil Shute. It was published in 1957.

March 8, 2008 - Posted by | Books, Campaign 2008, Politics, Texas, Texas Primary '08 | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Puerto ricans are treated as they are not part of america and really dont care who is president. like hawaii would rather not be controlled by the us. these ethnic people are not white and dont want to be told what to do by the white machine. I have been to both puerto rico and hawaii and we are deeply resented and hated among these cultures. they are dependant on stupid fucking tourist for the crumbs they get. we fuck their woman who cant get jobs. the ones that do, cook for us and clean our rooms and serve us. and they have to smile while we shove our tourist dollars in their faces. everry once in a while a tourist is mugged or killed and then they are called animals. In america we treat and take care of our animals better then we do the natives of these states. its disgusting

    Comment by bill brady | March 8, 2008


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