Friday, January 4
Thank you, Hawkeyes!
More important than just who came in first or second or third, though, was the fact that more than twice as many people turned out for the Democratic caucuses last night than for the Republican ones. I heard some folks on CNN say that the turnout was nearly twice as big as it was for the Dems in 2004, too. And I think that kind of taps into one of the main reasons I gave for supporting Barack Obama in the first place -- people see in Obama, and to some extent in the Democratic field in general, a complete break with the pettiness and selfishness that's grown across Washington like a cancer over the last eight years. And that's something that even the best of the Republicans, whom I guess the folks in Iowa decided was Huckabee, just can't offer.
I'm excited about New Hampshire in four days, but I'm also excited about November 4. We're gonna do this, y'all.
ADDED: Wow. And this was in Iowa, people.