Thursday, January 3, 2008

Iowans Have Sent Their Message Loud & Clear

Not even the flu could keep me from tapping out this post. Kudos to Iowans for turning out and making their voices heard.  And special Kudos to all of the young people (17-24) for turning out in record numbers.  

Congratulations to Senator Barack Obama and former Governor Mike Huckabee. 

Iowans have sent a message that their votes cannot be bought; that media cannot manipulate them; that women vote the issues not their gender; and that the time for change is NOW!

We should all be encouraged by the results of the Iowa caucuses because they are an indication that Americans are ready to take back the political process and their government.   Hopefully, the example set in Iowa will carry on to New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, Florida and straight through to November 2008.

The issues facing America are monumental but maybe, just maybe,  Americans are ready once more to rise to the challenge.


excerpt from:
Obama, Huckabee wins Iowa caucuses - Yahoo! News

DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Barack Obama, bidding to become the nation's first black president, captured the Iowa caucuses Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to victory in the Republican caucuses. Thursday night, opening test in the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination.

Obama, 46 and a first-term senator from Illinois, eased past a high-powered field that included Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, the former first lady, and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the party's 2004 vice presidential nominee.

Among Republicans, Huckabee, a preacher turned politician, handily defeated Mitt Romney despite being outspent by tens of millions of dollars, and deciding in the campaign's final days to scrap television commercials that would have assailed the former Massachusetts governor.

Obama, who campaigned as an apostle of change in Washington, was gaining 36 percent support among Democrats., Edwards, who ran promising to battle the special interests in the capital, and Clinton, who stressed her experience, both were drawing about 30 percent

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