The Iowa Hangover

by Ryan on January 4, 2008

in Election 2008,Politics

She Who Must Not Be Named is in tough shape today:  she lost to a political novice in Barack O’Bama and Polly Prissy Pants himself, John Edwards.  SWMNBN also did not even poll as well as O’Bama with women caucus goers by 5 percentage points!  I know it’s just Iowa.  I know it’s a 50 state marathon, not a one state sprint, but as everyone is reporting today, the “aura of inevitability” is gone.  Phew!  However, her husband’s trusty attack machine will be in full force trying to smear O’Bama using the lowest common denominator and making the nation relive the shear multitude of sleaze we had to endure while her husband was in office. 

Joe Biden and Chris Dodd both dropped out last night too, finally embracing their “also-ran” status with poise and class. 

On Huckabee’s win:  I am not a fan of Huckabee, as is well documented, so I’m displeased that he won– it only gives him encouragement and muddies the water for the more truly conservative candidates.  Today, Rush warned conservatives about not being tricked by populist ploys.  Too many policy positions being taken from one’s emotions can easily lead to a sense of victimhood, which is a losing stance for conservatives, who pride themselves on being strong and rational on the issues.  Although Rush will still not go this far, I’ll say that Huckabee is a populist and that this is a poor direction for the party. 

You can’t out-emotion someone on an issue.  Emotional people tend to vote liberal and don’t mind tax increases if there is the impression (false or real) that they are being “nice” and “helping people.”  Republicans will never win the poor-me victim debate with a Democrat, especially against O’Bama or SWMNBN. 

But, it is still early.  Let’s go Mitt, even Ronald Reagan lost Iowa in 1980, so buck up!

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Chris January 5, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to watch Primary Colors again, the “fiction” film based on the “fiction” novel that depicts The Impeached One and the events of the 1992 Democrat Primary. Watching the film for the um-teenth time brought back memories of the gutter-trash that is the Clintons and the Clintonoids. With the witch, SWMNBN, running in 2008, it reminded me about the lengths she will go to win and how this thing is going to get pretty darn dirty (would have been even dirtier if Algore were running). Yesterday, a source of Hannity was stating how the drug dealer accusation is going to be played up by the Clinton thugs, but apparently Obama is prepared to go on the offensive against the witch. This is going to get interesting and it looks like the coronation of SWMNBN has come to an end. The Democrats love how they believe they are the party of the minority (especially African-Americans), but they’re always the first to throw an African-American under the bus, whether liberal or conservative (examples: McCall, Rice, Thomas, Steele, to name a few). The gutter-trash Clintonistas know they have to tread very carefully but that sure as heck won’t stop the mud and they won’t be able to help themselves. She is down, but not out and we’ll see how she does in the closed primary states.

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