Saturday, January 05, 2008

I can't believe that

we're 4 days out of the Iowa caucus and there has been no comment here.....

Maybe none of us were surprised by the outcome, tho' I was a bit -- after all of the media hype that Hillary was inevitable (fed by her saying so by running against Bush right out of the gate), her 3rd place was a bit of an eye opener

And now, I must say that I have changed my mind too, and when we attend our caucus on Feb 5 I'm going to stand for John Edwards. After reading the web sites with all their position papers, his views on health care, education, gay marriage and corporate greed are the closest to mine. Also his whole "we're mad as hell and we aren't going to take it any more" attitude matches mine too. I don't think the Republicans are going to just lay down to a reasoned, intellectual approach, we're going to be scrapping it out to the finish, and Edwards seems to be willing to do that.

On the other side, who could have thought that Huckabee could be the winner in Iowa? (In fact, who thought he would even be in the top 3?) Quite interesting on that front as well. Could it be that the Republicans are having a change of heart too -- one can hope, but I doubt it

The most encouraging thing of all tho' is the huge number of folks that turned out. Lets hope that trend continues and the voice of the people is actually heard


At 1:29 PM, Blogger LotusKnits said...

Amen! I'm an Edwards supporter all the way. I don't trust Hillary and I've yet to hear Barack say anything other than "hope" and "change". Well yes, and HOW?

At 12:03 AM, Blogger Life&Times said...

Well, I will say that I watched both the D's and the GOP. And I was actually quite impressed with Hillary, who I thought did an amazing job-- and managed to demonstrate her passion for the work she's done and the work she hopes to do. I thought Obama fell a little flat on his face.

And honestly, I didn't think that much of what Edwards said tonight was all that substantive, actually. To be fair though, I've never trusted him and probably wasn't all that willing to hear what he had to say. His position on some very important for'n policy issues near and dear to my heart have been enough to shut me down almost entirely to his message.

At 3:06 PM, Blogger knitbunnie said...

I'm glad to hear that you're supporting Edwards. I have to wonder if he gets so little media coverage compared to Clinton and Obama because major media is controlled by big business, and they know that, if nominated, he'd have a great chance of winning. They definitely do NOT want him to win. I have a real fear of a Huckabee/McCain or McCain/Huckabee ticket. I don't think they could be stopped by anyone except Edwards.


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