Saturday, January 05, 2008

Primary reason....

So Obama and Huckabee won the Iowa caucuses. Now it's New Hampshire's turn. Will it make any difference? Who knows.

I am glad to see that Hillary finished third in Iowa. I don't like Hillary. Plain and simple, I don't like her; I think she has all the charm of a pit viper and all the sincerity of a magician. Maybe that's giving magicians a bad name.

Mitt Romney is the same thing. He's a shape-shifter in a bad suit. He impresses me as someone who will do and say whatever he needs to to get you to believe he is sincere, and then turn around and stick it to you when he has what he wants. I don't think anyone who doesn't have the good sense not to spend his own money to get elected should be trusted with our dollars.

As for Huckabee, I'm still not sure about him. He seems sincere. Of course he could be, or he could be another big disappointment. Bush sure has been.

But I am glad to see Joe Biden and Chris Dodd bow out. No one would have elected them; their campaigns were fools errands. Besides, if a Democrat wins the White House - which they might because of Republic fatigue - then Biden and Dodd stand a chance to get more influence in the Senate.

But in about a month we will all know. No one without a chance of winning will last past Super Tuesday. That will be it. With the number of primaries on that day, the field will probably be narrowed to two or maybe three on each side. The rest will be gone.

But come November, look for whoever wins the Presidency to win it with about one-quarter of the eligible voters voting for him (or her). The vast majority of American voters - Republican or Democrat - will probably just stay home and not vote.

And we want to export THAT to other countries?

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