Tuesday, January 01, 2008

One Sentence Editorial--Pile On the Iowa Caucuses

In this post black Friday and therefore post 9/11 world with two days to go until the Iowa caucuses, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll out Tuesday shows both the Democratic and Republican presidential nomination races tied at the top creating a sweet almost organic perfect storm, setting the stage for an unremarkable second tier candidate such as John Edward who is the new Walter Mondale (back in the day Mondale was astonishingly unremarkable and today could host webinars on the topic) to surge to the forefront and decimate the field with an emotional finely crafted message authored by an up and coming political wordsmith that knows how to add some pop to a seemingly random campaign about "giving back" to the poor which to this point point has been slightly less pleasant to view than waterboarding, all this could toss prior front runners under the bus, but then that's politics, and, it is what it is.