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And a cautinary tale to Hillary Clinton.  Many political obituaries were written last night in Iowa.  Chief among them was that of the Republican Party.  Amazingly Mike Huckabee came from obscurity to take down Rudy and Mitt...BUT HOW ABOUT THAT OBAMA!

Huckabee won the Republican race but so what the story is OBAMA.

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RIP

Mike Gravel
Joe Biden
Chris Dodd
Rudy Guilliani
Fred Thompson
John McCain
and alas my hero John Edwards

I would put  Duncan Hunter on this list but he was already dead when he got to Iowa and Dennis Kucinich also.

None of these people will be President.

The Republican Party in it's current incarnation is dead also.  Iowa gave us the first evidence that the people will no longer support the Bush-Rove-RNC type government.  Iowa Democrats turned out in numbers 2 and half times as large as Republicans.  Time for the Republicans to re-invent themselves.

Barrack Obama not only lived but he is thriving.  Huckabee is alive and well and Hillary is still standing, although she has some scars from the fight.

I think that the Clinton's first reaction will be to go negative on Obama and I think it will be a big mistake.  When John Edwards gets out of this race (sigh) his backers will naturally flow to Obama.  Both Obama and Edwards beat Hillary, meaning that Hillary's base is 25% of Democrats, very few independents and 1 Republican in Ohio.  If she goes negative on Obama those numbers will shrink and Hillary will return to the Senate, not nearly as strong as she left it.

History was made last night, Democrats chose a black man as the standard bearer of our party, and the historical part about it was that we didn't choose him because he was or wasn't black, we chose him because he is the man that we want to lead us.  Obama isn't the black candidate, he is the candidate, what a great day for America.

Today oil hovers around $100 a barrel, the unemployment numbers inched up to 5%, the dollar is getting battered abroad,  Iraq is malingering and Americans are fed up.  George Bush is huddling with his economic advisers trying to decide what to do about this RECESSION that is facing America, but they won't call it a RECESSION.  They are going to announce a "stimulus package"(Read as; more tax cuts for the wealthy) soon.

A note to Obama; Congratulations on your brilliant victory last night and will you please pick John Edwards as your vice President, now.  I say now because together the two of you would be unstoppable!

On to New Hampshire...

Originally posted to Robs Rant on Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 08:48 AM PST.

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