However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November.
Consider. If repeated leaks from investigators to reporters covering the Ferguson story are true, there may be no indictment of Officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown.
Should that happen, militant voices are already threatening, "All hell will break loose." Police in the city and 90-some municipalities in St. Louis County, as well as the state police, are preparing for major violence.After flying out to Ferguson to declare, "I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man." Eric Holder has once again brought his healing touch to the bleeding wound.
Yesterday, Holder said it is "pretty clear" that there is a "need for wholesale change" in the Ferguson Police Department.
But, Holder notwithstanding, that is not at all "clear."
Should the grand jury decide that Wilson fired in self-defense in a struggle with Brown over his gun, and fired again when the 6-foot-4-inch, 300-pound teenager charged him, what would justify a purge of the Ferguson Police Department or the dismissal of Chief Thomas Jackson?
What exactly have the Ferguson cops done to deserve the remorseless vilification they have received?