OK, I'm back.
Welcome KK Seattle. I've enjoyed this site since last summer. I frequently check in and browse the comments, and occasionally join in.I live in a hyper conservative area of inland valley So Cal, and it's soothing to see other opinions out in the world of everyday folks.
The Iowa caucuses were fascinating! So cool to see how it all worked, thanks to the media for actually showing us live feed of one or two. Now I get it.
I try to think of them as the first down or maybe first touchdown of the game, but it's hard not to pick up on the hyper-importance the media makes of the results. (Which is of course somewhat self-fulfilling.)
Also kind of puzzling as Jan 3 was the first step in a four step process to choose Iowa's delegates. On later dates going into June, these handful of delegates from each town will go to the county, district and state. No wonder they have to start so early! And how odd for us to make a big deal of this first step!
Sad to see the real "experience guys", Biden and Dodd drop out so soon. I thougt they would wait for New Hampshire.
So New Hampshire is the first real primary.
I have liked Obama for years since I read his books, but didn't think he would get the nomination. We'll see. It's hard to resist Edward's call to economic revolution. I want to jump on that bandwagon! And Hillary still makes me long for the woman-president barrier to be broken. As always, I want whichever Dem who can win! Save the Supreme Court!!
Huckabee is so darn likable, plus the obvious choice for Iowa's evangelical Republican base. It scares me that a third of the country, the Republicans, could even consider running another creationist for president of the USA in 2008! (Even one who is generous in expressing everyone else's right to their beliefs) Imagine what he would do to the Supreme Court!
Hopefully, New Hampshire will take care of that.