Good morning Philadelphia. It's Primary Election time!
Yes, we know today's election is lacking in drama and excitement, but we are a politics blog, so we're trying to make the best of it. Still, we think our colleague John Baer summed up today's landscape pretty well in his Monday column:
Once Rick disengaged, the body politic sagged, shrugged and surrendered.
Yes, Rick, Mitt, Newt and Ron Paul — three with Pennsylvania ties — all are on the ballot. But, come on, it's over for the GOP. And, for Democrats, the president's unopposed so the energy of '08 is but a distant memory.
This means no statewide interest, low voter turnout and zero animation in all but a couple of races.
Even if voters are angry and vengeful over gas prices, stupid legislators or a still-stunted economy, they must feel primary voting just won't change a thing.