Tears at bedtime
I was at the Chicago Bulls
game last night and saw no improvement under new coach Jim Boylan as they went down late on to a team having an even worse season than them, the New York Knicks
Despite Chicago being up by 13 points in the 4th quarter, the Knicks with ex-Bulls Eddy Curry and Jamal Crawford in sparkling form finished the game off with a rally of 14 points against 2 winning 105-100
. The Bulls desperately need to put a big run together if they have any chance of the play-off's but judging by the empty seats and the quiet atmosphere last night the fans don't see it.
I got home last night and watched the end of the New Hampshire primary
. This is like the FA Cup of politics with each round moving to a different state and each candidate fighting to stay in the competition. A couple of stragglers have been eliminated but with the media fuelling the drama, the race for both nominations, Republican and Democrat, is wide open.
And how the so called experts got it wrong last night with, Oldham Athletic style, Hillary Clinton providing the shock off the round.
A tearful and seemingly exhausted Clinton's tears
at a question and answer session on Tuesday resonated with women voters in New Hampshire and they turned their back on Barack Obama's speeding train of a campaign and voted for what many consider a woman with no emotions.
Four years ago I was just settling in here and the primaries did not really register with me at all but I did get into the General Election of that year despite the predictability of George Dubya getting in, even hosting a dinner at my apartment for some friends on election night. However this time the race for the most influential leader in the world looks even more exciting with the next round of the 'Cup' taking place next Tuesday in Michigan
, not in West Bromwich contrary to reports.