Trapped for so long in Stygian depths, Chilean miners tonight will emerge from their captivity. The story from Chile has captured world attention in large part because it is a metaphor. We all fall into holes in our personal lives and sometimes entire nations fall into a hole.
Tonight Chilean miners will escape their captivity by entering, one by one, into a capsule which will deliver them to freedom. We cling to the belief that tonight’s individual victories of each minor and the triumph for the Chilean nation is a harbinger for America – America will get in the capsule this November 2010 and finally be freed in November 2012.
We all fall into metaphorical holes of our own making or sometimes holes that open up beneath our feet. We still have the responsibility to get out and back on our feet.
“Hope has turned to doubt and disenchantment for almost half of President Barack Obama’s supporters.
More than 4 of 10 likely voters who say they once considered themselves Obama backers now are either less supportive or say they no longer support him at all, according to a Bloomberg National Poll conducted Oct. 7-10.
Three weeks before the Nov. 2 congressional elections that Republicans are trying to make a referendum on Obama, fewer than half of likely voters approve of the president’s job performance. Likely voters are more apt to say Obama’s policies have harmed rather than helped the economy. Among those who say they are most enthusiastic about voting this year, 6 of 10 say the Democrat has damaged the economy.“
Keep climbing out of the hole you threw us all in, you detoxing Obama supporters.
Speaking of falling into self created holes, Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman will debate tonight. It will be the final debate in the California governor’s race:
“A series of controveries has come to define the California governor’s race between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman ahead of Tuesday’s debate in San Rafael, Calif., which will be the pair’s last showdown before Election Day.
Brown, the state’s attorney general and a former governor, has come under fire several times for comments made by him or a member of his staff. The latest incident came Thursday, when Brown was recorded in a conversation with an aide who suggested calling Whitman a “whore.”
Campaign manager Steven Glazer said in a statement posted to Brown’s Web site, “This was a jumbled and often inaudible recording of a private conversation. At times our language was salty. We apologize to Ms. Whitman and anyone who may have been offended.”
Immediately after the news broke, Whitman’s campaign pounced on the news, calling Brown’s participation in the conversation offensive.
The flap was especially ill-timed for Brown, who was beginning to develop a larger lead over Whitman in public polling — and it came just one week after Whitman’s longtime housekeeper, Nicandra Diaz Santillon, came forward to say Whitman fired her after learning that she was an undocumented worker, meaning any boost Whitman’s controversy could have generated for Brown may have been blunted by his own campaign’s noise. Tuesday’s debate, which former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw will moderate, will be the first meeting between the two since news of Brown’s phone conversation broke.”
In between watching the Chilean miners we’ll watch the debate (at 9:30 ET). You can watch the debate HERE.
Tonight we’ll be “diggin’ the trenches. Looking for cover and findin’ out there ain’t nowhere nowhere to go” – until November 2010 and November 2012.