by Benjamin J. Kirby
It's primary Election Day here in Florida.
We barely noticed, having voted a week or so ago by mail. We don't watch a lot of TV anymore -- unless it's PBS Kids or something streamed off of Netflix via the Wii -- so the political ads don't have a real impact (in fact, they have the biggest impact for us online and in the mail).
You want outcomes and results, I suggest other blogs and news sources. There are some important local races with state-wide impacts happening here. Will Jeff Brandes beat Jim Frishe in the tough Republican primary fight for the south Pinellas State Senate Seat? An early report had Brandes ahead, but of course, this is Florida, and there have been some techincal difficulties here in Pinellas, and so results are delayed.
It's looking like Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri will stay Sheriff of Pinellas County, and former Sheriff Everett Rice, who took a hard-right turn in recent weeks will be sent packing.
A bit bigger scale, it'll officially be Connie Mack against Bill Nelson. Because of the importance of Florida for the national election, I have a feeling this is going to be one of the nastier races you'll see across the nation -- and I think that's saying something.
Again, I'll leave it to others to divine deeper meaning -- if there is any -- in the outcomes of these small but important races.
What we do know is that the table is set, and we're ready to move forward. The real sprint begins.