Roadside signs at year’s end. “Reduce Speed When Wet.” That must be for drivers who wear diapers. “Eat Here and Get Gas.” “We Buy Junk and Sell Antiques.” So much for fall driving. Now another year is dying. Another winter now as cold as Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro.” Where now the promises of spring, a pennant for the Cardinals? Spring has a perky sound, fall sounds like something about to topple over into winter. There goes 2013 and still no pennant, no Stupid Bowl, no President. We might have a Democratic candidate for President in the 2016 election year. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is matched up against Republicans in the CNN/ORC International Poll: She’s ahead of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis) by eight points; Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) by 13 points; Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by 18 points and former Florida Gov. Jed Bush by 21 points.