Iowa

So, the news stations are calling the Iowa primary. And, I guess I'm happy. On the one hand, my preferred presidential candidate, Barack Obama, is being hailed as the winner of the Democratic primary. Which is awesome. I think his progressive policies are a breath of fresh air to the White House, and I think that it's time for this country to show the world that it is big enough to elect a man to the Oval Office even if he is a minority. So woo hoo to that.

Oh the other hand, Mike Huckabee is winning the Republican nomination. This is both a blessing and a horrifying curse. The man is what I've heard termed a "religious nut job". He's clearly a Libertarian candidate, favoring removal of pretty much all taxes (a commonly-held and idiotic belief), but he still thinks he'll have money left over to poor into Iraq and rejuvenate schooling in the U.S. Oh yeah, and did I mention that he's a religious nutjob? Do the Republicans of Iowa really dislike the Separation of Church and State that much?

Okay, calming down a bit. As you can tell, I am not a fan of Mike Huckabee. I happen to like the services provided by the Federal government, and think that we have no need to go back to the conditions that we had under the Articles of Confederation. But, like I said, there is an up-side. No sane Republican (i.e., one who knows how a government runs) would actually vote for Huckabee. So if he were to win the nomination, it would be just about the best thing ever for the Democratic party. The sane Republicans (who I have to assume outnumber the insane ones) would have to either vote for an independent candidate, or vote Democrat. So, that's a good thing, I guess.

Anyhow, yeah. That's the news. See you next time, anonymous reader.


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