Although I am a firm advocate for Cluj-Napoca, Romania, it is still good to be home. It's hard to be in Cluj during January on crutches with lots of slippery cobblestone streets and few elevators.
It's also hard to keep up with the political happenings in the U.S. except by computer, which I had problems with at times.
A digression please. One enjoyable event was when I was walking (hopping) down the street, and a picture in one of the Romanian newspapers really made my day. It was a picture of Janet Napolitano, our highly unqualified secretary of Homeland Security, actually sleeping during the State of The Union teleprompter reading. It goes to show you what the Romanians think of our state of readiness regarding terrorism.
Back to the column. I really wanted to follow the Brown/Coakley Massachusetts Senate race, but since Romania is seven hours ahead, I had to wait until the morning to find out the results.
And it was certainly worth the wait: A sort-of conservative upsetting the anointed liberal for the most-liberal seat in the most-liberal state in the U.S. That makes three major victories in a row for conservative candidates going against incumbent liberals' seats. And the best is yet to come.
Of course, Obama's arrogance still doesn't allow him to admit that these victories have nothing to do with his failing policies. Remember, Barack stumped for all three of his chosen candidates. I guess he believed his mere presence would carry the day.
I just hope he keeps supporting all of the liberal candidates and showing up at all of the Democratic seats up for grabs, which are pretty much all of them. If it can be done in Massachusetts, it can be done anywhere. I'll bet the liberal candidates will secretly ask him not to show up.