Friday, January 04, 2008

Issues come to front at Iowa Caucus

One time underdog Mike Huckabee, and relative newcomer Barak Obama won their respective party's nomination for President in Iowa. What does this mean? Not much, and certainly not as much weight the news services put on it. The winning candidates may get more finance for their campaigns because of their victories, but in the overall view, Iowa doesn't represent the nation's views on the issues. In fact, the result of the caucus isn't even representative of how Iowa voters feel, as only 20% of Iowa voters participate in the caucuses.
Personally I don't care about the outcome in Iowa. I have little interest in any of the candidates running in either party. The best that can be said about them is that they are very good at talking around the issues. Surely they all have plans, but they refuse to explain how they can implement these plans as President, if, indeed, they find themselves in office.
According to the wonderful humor and satire site, The Onion the real issue is:

Poll: Bullshit Is Most Important Issue For 2008 Voters
If the video doesn't appear, please click here

4 comments:

Seane-Anna said...

Hi RevJim! I like your new look. The change bug has bitten me, too.

I've changed the template for my blog Hammer Folk Woman and will most likely change the others as well. And I've changed my dislpay name. From now on "PoorGrrl" will just be part of my blog's title. I'm now signing off as Seane-Anna. I have a post on PGZ explaining why.

Anyway, keep up the good work you do. And hope 2008 has nothing but good things for you! And for our country. Personally, I think it'll be "Heaven help us!" time no matter who wins. Sigh.

Seane-Anna said...

"Seane-Anna-gans". CUTE!!! :)

Trevor said...

It is going to be an interesting decade politically, that much I am sure of. The rest is up for debate.

Dr. T said...

Sadly, with the plethora of populism out there, I'm afraid it IS going to be interesting times. And remember the old Chinese curse: "May you always live in interesting times."