As part of our “Summer Streamlining” The Conservative Journal is please to introduce the latest new feature: “This Day in History”! The “This Day in History” posts will consist of the most important events that happened on that date of years in the past, as well as some less-than-important information to lighten the mood. Here’s the first “This Day in History” post, enjoy:
- 1792- The New York Stock Exchange formed. I wonder how much a share of Ye Olde Trading Post cost?
- 1849- St. Louis was nearly burnt to a crisp by a massive fire.
- 1875- The First Kentucky Derby is held.
- 1954- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously passes Brown v. Board of Education, ending segregation in public schools.
- 1973- Televised Senate hearings begin regarding the Watergate Scandal.
- 1992- The World Health Organization finally takes Homosexuality off of its list of illnesses.
- 2004- Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage. Somewhere, Barney Frank is smiling.
- 2007- For the first time since 1953, trains cross the 38th parallel between North and South Korea.
The Conservative Journal wishes a happy birthday to…
- Famous boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, 53.
- Irish folk singer Enya, 48.
- Everyone’s favorite Belasurian pop singer Angelica Agurbash, 39.
- San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker, 27.
Only the very rich and famous get a shout out from us.
In Memory Of..
- James Buchanon’s vice president John C. Breckinridge, 1875.
- Lawrence Welk, without him there would be no Judice on SNL, 1992.
- Former Stan Lee Comics comic book artist Dave Berg, 2002.
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Could 2012 be the year of Paul?
Or at least, that’s what the latest poll says. How those things can predict 4 years in the future is beyond me. But anyway, the poll shows that Barack Obama would trounce Sarah Palin in 2012 with 55% of the popular vote compared to Palin’s 35%, results that compare to Nixon’s 1972 blowout against George McGovern. I guess the remaining 10% go to a third party candidate; could 2012 be the start of a 3 party system?? Seriously though, if I thought there was any accuracy in these numbers I’d be very concerned considering Palin is a very popular figure among Republicans. Plus, the notion that a moderate dude like John McCain could pull in so many more votes than a true conservative is rather alarming. However, rest easy fellow conservatives and those not aboard the Obama Train; I don’t think 2012 will look anything like this.
First of all, that’s a long way off. Golden Boy has just started his reign and many people are still being fed the Kool-Aid through a funnel. Though I can’t predict the future, the way things are going I don’t see his first term ending on a high note. I could be wrong, but we’re predicting the future here; there’s room for error. Anyway, say that his term doesn’t go well, naturally Palin would have a much better shot. However, if the term is a flop, I believe we will see a completely different crop of candidates come primary time. This will make it harder for everyone, and she could end up without the nomination. Someone like Romney could easily step in and take the spot; he did win in the CPAC poll. This won’t necessarily end her presidential prospects, though. She’s young and could easily try again in the future.
But then there’s the other scenario: The term is a success. If his first term goes well and most of his promises are fulfilled, he will be re-elected with no problem. In this case, I think that we will see several little-known conservatives make their debut on the national scene. In the event Obama does well, 2012 could be a big year for, say, Ron Paul to go for the nomination. Do I think he has any chance of winning? Negative. Do I think he has any chance of securing the nomination in 2012? If Obama does well, absolutely. Of course this is all dependent on whether or not he chooses to seriously go for it. I know the prospect of Ron Paul being the nominee in 2012 may sound a bit out there to some, but I’m being serious. No serious candidate is going to contest Barack Obama after a successful first term. That would be a waste of his or her resources.
So what do you think about the poll? Will it’s results prove to be accurate in 2012? Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at email@example.com! Also, you can vote in today’s “Poll of the Day” on this matter by clicking here.
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