Friday, January 04, 2008


I must say that the strength of Obama's showing surprises me more than the fact that he won. Still, I think the Democratic race is going to remain a crapshoot for some time--despite the prognosticators who think Edwards and Clinton should be worried. I do agree with writers on Daily Kos and elsewhere who have picked up on the strength of the youth showing; it's a trend we need to encourage.

What blows my mind, however, is the Huckster. Not that I care for any of the Republicans—in fact, I think it is one of the worst fields I've seen in my adult life—but he is such a buffoon. I do agree with Brian, however, that Huckabee's candidacy brings about the delicious possibility of a schism in the fraying Republican fabric.