Friday, January 4, 2008

He had me at "They Said...."

Wow. What a night. What a speech.

Obama looked and sounded absolutely presidential.

Clinton sounded like a robot to me. A political machine gearing up for the next round.

Edwards disappointed me. He came across as whiny. (And as the mother of a 5 year old boy who has practically invented the art of whining, I don't want to hear any more whining. Especially from my president.) I was hoping for better from him.

I was enjoying Huckabee's speech, until Husband D. surfed to the Wikipedia article on Gomer Pyle while the Huckster was speaking and that kind of ruined it for me.

I didn't catch Romney, (except for his ridiculous quip on how he got "silver") but his website is so scary that I don't really need to hear his speeches to know how I feel on him.

I'm hoping that Ron Paul makes a strong showing in New Hampshire. I don't really agree with him on much, but I'm routing for him.

I'm actually quite surprised by Obama's win. We've spent a fair bit of time in Iowa since moving to the Midwest. It's a very homogeneous place. I really thought they would go for Edwards.

The best news, to me, is that Clinton no longer has this thing locked up. Just a few months ago, the media made it sound like she was the de-facto nominee and nothing could get in her way.

Surprise! Americans actually think about the issues and care about who leads us.

Thanks, Iowa.


LisaS said...

K, you wonky girl you! I agree with Bridgett that the two younger Ds will get quite an education in your household!

I didn't hear or see much of the speaking, but I wasn't surprised by the results. Obama, Edwards, Hillary ... can't say I see a lot of difference between them when it gets down to it except for style, and Obama's got that nailed.

I'm watching the Repubs more carefully this year than usual. Can't do Huckabee (aka Gov. Bass Boat here Chez S), Giuliani or Romney ... I'm watching Ron Paul. I don't agree with him on everything, but more than I agree with most of them.

Jennifer said...

Amen! We're getting really excited over at our place...dangerous, I know, because it's still a long shot, but we've been Obama backers for quite a while now and this is fun!