Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Another exciting night

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.

2 comments:

Diva Mom Vicki said...

Yep, good stuff on our side of the fence too. And our state will get some serious play now that we moved up our caucus.

LisaS said...

I'm thinking Feb 5--Super Tuesday--is gonna be FUN!!!!

(and yes, Clinton is very charismatic ... my mom was Press in Arkansas and hauled us around everywhere so I grew up bumping into him ... and it was obvious even to a 10 year old)