The Corner

Virginia Primary

There’s supposed to be a Democratic primary in my state tomorrow, though you’d have no way of telling if you drove around my neck of the woods. Normally the sides of the roads are cluttered with signs for candiates who want to serve on the county board of supervisors and we’ve been treated to a ton of political junk mail. But now there’s almost nothing. One of my neighbors down the way has a “Dean for America” sign in his front yard. But that’s it. Nothing else. I did see a commercial for John Edwards over the weekend–possibly during the NHL skills competition on ESPN Saturday night. Also, I understand that these primary campaigns come and go in a quick whirl of activity. It’s just that this time I don’t see much in the way of activity. Kind of weird.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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