God, Politics and Rock 'n' Roll: "Will the world really come to an end?"
Excerpted from this post at God, Politics and Rock 'n' Roll
As Tara said this weekend, "It's all out there now!" Every
controversy, every issue. And then my wife asked me, "Will the world
really come to an end if Barack Obama becomes President?" (Tara adds:
I asked if Jeff actually thought the world would come to an end...
because Obama WILL become President.) Well, no. Tara and I are
long-time political activists. If you are going to be involved
long-term, you have to accept wins and losses -- lots of them. I am
also getting ready to close out a legislative career which saw a fair
share of wins -- of which I am proud -- and a fair share of bills,
amendments, and proposals that went down to defeat -- in a very public