Well, this is shaking out just as I'd hoped. Obama wins Iowa...Clinton wins NH.
The next piece of the puzzle we need to fit in is for Edwards to win SC.
Then - by the time the primaries end up here in Wisconsin (at the ungodly late date of mid-February - gasp!) - we might matter. Our votes might actually count for something.
It would have been cool for a 1-2 punch Obama victory. But it is so much more interesting this way.
I haven't been this excited about politics since a summer day in 1990 when my dad and I were sent off to get caffeine-free diet coke for a still relatively unknown Bill Clinton who was at a BBQ at a neighbor's house. He shook my hand and talked to me (very briefly) and I got goosebumps. He was so charismatic and persuasive.
If nothing else, Obama gives the best speeches. Goosebumps, all over again.
And if the writers strike sticks around, at least we'll have interesting politics to watch.