Thursday, January 03, 2008

Caucus Schmaucus

We've been hearing about the damned Iowa caucuses for a year. Like New Hampshire, a minute number of unrepresentative voters have a hugely exaggerated influence on the national presidential election. To sum up today's Democratic results: Obama received a little more than 1/3rd of the "preferences," Clinton & Edwards a little less than 1/3rd. Looked at rationally, it was a three-way tie. For all the effort & money, only a small number of actual convention delegates result from this process, & it's not winner-take-all. Obama's victory speech sounds like he just won a landslide election in November, & now he can call for peace & unity.

I'm still leaning toward Edwards because he says he'll pull all American troops except one brigade out of Iraq within his first year in office, & promises to kick some asses.


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