Well I would be remiss in my duties as a blogger, If I fail to make some comment on the Iowa caucuses.
First, Huckabee. I was surprised that he was number one and disappointed that Romney at number two, did as well as he did. Giuliani's showing was unexpectedly low. Howver; in Iowa the GOP leaders takes all so everybody but Huckabee was a loser!
To be completely honest with you, I really do not have a good feeling for any of the GOP candidates for president. And how sad it is that? I really like and admire George W. Bush, and was very glad and excited to vote for him. I have no similar feeling towards any of the GOP today.
Second there is Obama. I am pleased as punch that Barak beat the Hillary machine. I think the good old boys in the Democratic Party are all doing a major rethink. What I find particularly interesting is the alleged crisis of black leadership. Many of the old-school black leaders, all threw in with Hillary. But it appears that many of the younger African Americans support Obama. With his victory in the predominantly white state of Iowa, the black elder statesmen have to wonder if they backed the right horse. Different than the GOP contest, The Democrats get so many delegates based on their final standing.
Now I am a registered Republican. But I have always believed in voting for the best man for the job. (I purposely left off the P.C. “or woman” because in this particular contest I don’t think it applies.) Usually though it means voting for the lesser of two evils. But I am not likely to cross party lines and vote for Obama. While I admit a substantial bit of guilty pride, Barak and I are too far apart politically for me to choose him in good conscience. But I hope he keeps beating Hillary!