Tuesday’s Quick Hits

So put me on a highway
And show me a sign
And take it to the limit one more time
-Eagles “Take it to the Limit”

Tuesday’s Quick Hits is the column where I post a short narrative from recent major stories and provide brief commentary.

Today’s quick hits deal with these important subjects:

  • Election 2020
  • Mike Bloomberg
  • NASCAR/Ryan Newman
  • One More Thing


Gallup Polling is reporting this morning that majorities of Americans think that at least one current 2020 candidate would be a good president (78%), has good ideas for solving the country’s problems (66%) and is talking about the issues that they personally care about (64%). Most U.S. adults also say they have a good idea about what the candidates stand for (74%) and that it makes a real difference to them who is elected president (84%).

I think one of the most important things to remember in Presidential elections is that national polls don’t matter much. Keep your eye on the individual state polls – especially in battleground states to see who will win.

Don’t forget to register to vote and don’t forget to vote!


Several sources are reporting that multi-billionaire Mike Bloomberg will be in the next Democratic Primary debate that will be held in Las Vegas this Wednesday.

According to Wikipedia, Bloomberg as qualified for the debate along with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden.

Bloomberg is 78 years old. I think anyone in their 70’s is too old to be President. I’m sure that if Bloomberg gets the nomination, people will back him just to beat Donald Trump.

The Democratic nominee will need to generate excitement to beat Trump. Right now the only one I see generating excitement is Sanders.

The negative things about Sanders are that he is old (78) and that he recently had heart problems, and that the little title of Democratic Socialist will haunt him.


I used to watch a lot of NASCAR races, but about 10 years ago they started changing the rules and then not following the new rules they changed, so I don’t watch it much these days. I do watch some dirt track races on MAVTV and drag races.

I do try and watch some of the big NASCAR races like the Daytona 500. They have big wrecks.

Last night on the last lap of the Daytona 500, leader Ryan Newman was in a very bad wreck. He was turned sideways, hit the inside wall, rolled a few times, and then flipped upside down. He crossed the finish line upside down. He finished ninth. The car was on fire.

Newman had to be cut from the car and there were a couple of hours where fans were unsure if Newman was alive or dead. Finally, a statement was released that said Newman was in “serious condition” and “doctors have indicated his injuries are not life-threatening.”

That was great news, considering how bad it looked.

Watch a report and video about the wreck HERE.


I forgot to mention this in Monday’s column…

On February 17, 1976, the Eagles released “Eagles, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” album that according to Wikipedia is 38 times platinum.

That Eagles album is one of my favorite albums along with REO Speedwagon’s “Hi Infidelity” and the Head East album, “Flat as a Pancake.”

Keep on rocking…