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From the Midway: Where's a Roosevelt when you need him?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I had a friend of mine call me the other night and we started talking about politics. Nothing too major, just what candidates we think are doing the best so far.

On the Democrat's side of the fence there was high disappointment this last week regarding health issues and nobody who really stood out from the pack. But we both agreed that Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the Democrats. Why, you may ask?

Because all the other Democrats are afraid if they try to take her on that it makes them look bad. So I'll do it for them. Next time any of us Iowans get the chance to ask Clinton a question maybe it should be why she really voted for the war.

You'll have to really pin her down. She is great at talking in verse and not answering the question. She'll say stuff like "If I knew then what I know now, I would never have voted for the War." I really don't buy that as an excuse.

If she would have asked the right questions at the time or had any common sense she would have seen though the Whitehouse's war machine. I guess if you want someone to go the way the wind is blowing in Washington-she's your gal.

I wish people would remember how much time, money and energy that the Republicans spent trying to get Bill Clinton for anything. Do you really think that they are going to come together under Hillary?

Speaking of the Republicans, Mitt Romney really set me off last week. His new political ad was just immature. The ad suggests that the Republicans should get their house in order and not be a punch line on Jay Leno. That part's fine; then he says that Republican are acting like Demorcats. Well, lets just leave that sleeping dog lie. But what bugs me about that statement is the fact that there is no sense of unity. It's still the old "us against them" mentality. Don't you think that we've all had our fill of that?

So has anyone seen Fred Thompson?

John Edwards seems like a nice guy but he shot himself in the foot with a $500 haircut. You just can't relate to the common man or be taken seriously with financial responsibility if you spent money like that. It's my opinion that he'll never bounce back from that, even if you take off your suit and put on a blue shirt.

Is that Fred over there?

John McCain's campaign is gaining momentum. By 2012 he will be back in third place.

What happened there? Eight years ago that man would have just walked through Iowa. Maybe he got too close to Bush. He should have learned long ago that that man just keeps walking all over him.

As for Rudy Giuliani, well the man has some weight to him. Out of all the candidates on both sides he has been dealt the best hand. He will always be remembered as a leader when the towers came down. During all that, he did what any leader should do. He looked like he was in charge. Even if you don't know what's happening, He pointed his finger and said "that way." People won't forget that.

Is that Fred on the TV? Nope, just Bill Richardson.

It is very likely that if Edwards and Clinton have a knock down, drag out fight that Barack Obama will come out ahead. Obama is in a very good position. If he doesn't get the Democratic nomination he will still be poised for a VP candidate. With the fan base he has developed, the Democratic nominee will be very wise to think about having him on their ticket.

Well, that's all for now. I'm off to watch The Hunt For Red October. I know I'll find Fred there.