Monday, January 07, 2008

Iowa Did It's Job

A week ago I wrote...

Iowa is supposed to put the candidates through the ringer, toss out the duds, and send the rest on to the other states.
and that is exactly what we did.

I know you've probably seen these, but here are Edwards and Obama's speeches from Thursday night...


iPol said...

Sorry, Patrick, but I cannot agree with your characterizing Joe Biden and Chris Dodd as "duds" simply because they didn't do better in Iowa.

Both Biden and Dodd are leaders of substance who ran disciplined, principled campaigns that greatly benefited the debate and the voters.

The fact that they were ultimately unable to overcome the huge advantages of money, celebrity and media attention lavished on Clinton, Edwards and Obama in no way detracts from what they brought to this race, which is now the poorer for their absence.

~iPol: the Personal Pronoun, as applied to politics.

Anonymous said...

I was going to say the same thing, but Ipol beat me to it.

I was hoping for a stronger showing for Biden in particular. It's sad when a candidate of his caliber gets less than 1 percent. In my precinct he would have been viable in a normal-turnout year, but he was just overwhelmed.

The other point I would make is that Iowa put its seal of approval on Obama without giving him any kind of real scrutiny.

If he is the nominee, people are going to be shaking their heads about all the stuff the Republicans throw at him. How come we never heard about that before?