January 04, 2008

Cream Cheese votes for Cream Cheese

Huckabee's win in Iowa is not at all surprising. What is surprising is how outsized it was. The interesting thing to me is that Huckabee was considered my many Republicans to be an agent of change. Which is ironic since the same people who voted for him were the ones that voted for President Bush. And they looked like Huckabee... fat, dumb and with a religious zeal in their eyes that demands the US convert to some kind of theocracy.

Obama impressed me tonight. His speech was actually good and I gotta tell you, I was more impressed with him tonight than I have been thus far.

The win was deserved because the hard work the campaign did to move younger voters to the caucuses. That aside, he's still kinda lame and I'll be honest with you, the rhetoric regarding bringing us together isn't what worked. CHANGE worked and he had the money and talent to get the message out. Not to mention the fact that the man is a hell of a speaker. Still, the fact remains that Edwards set the agenda for this race and his second place finish with far less in terms of resources shows just how far his message has penetrated. It's fitting that in the video the word behind Obama was CHANGE. Ezra Klein nailed it...

But Edwards, running as a full-throated populist, set the agenda and finished second, ahead of the Clinton juggernaut. He said his role was to speak for the voiceless. He now barrels towards New Hampshire with ever more volume. And while his shot at the nomination is long at best, his candidacy, even if it fails, will have been far more successful than most.

Honestly, after all this, I'd be proud to work to elect any of the Democrats. The Republicans are just so pathetic, whiney and ridiculous. One of the leading lights of the conservative movement is very disturbed about Huckabee. He should be. Americans aren't going to elect a Baptist preacher.

Obama is right ... this election ISN'T about fear. Americans are sick of being told they should be afraid. This is about hope for a better future for us all. And the Democrats are the only ones talking about that.

Posted by mcblogger at January 4, 2008 12:26 AM

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