Iowa is America per se. Flat and boring, it is the heartland. And without a heart, blah-blah-blah... A few hours ago Iowa did its thing, that is, it opened up the election season. Big business of the first order, electioning is the blood sport of Uncle Sam.
Running in four year cycles (sometimes two), politician-gladiators are always at it, Indeed, they spend most of their time preparing for their election battles by raising money. Yes, indeed, raising money is the measuring stick of success. Hah, some folks think their politicians are legislating and handing out pork. A sucker is born every day.
Approximately 130,000 Iowans cast their ballots to make Mitt RRRRRRRomney a winner, by 8 votes (http://www.washingtonpost.com/?reload=true.) Well, that's right now, in a few hours that will likely change. The loser RRRRRRRick Santorum will call for something like a recount or judicial hearing or he will find something like chads to quibble about. Nonethless, the real win is Santorum's, who was outspent in the Hawkeye State by Mitt, 70-1. RRRRRRRomney has a lot of money.
And so the show begins with the R's out of the gate like jack rrrrrrrabbits. Oh, the other r's didn't fare as well with Ron coming in a respectable third and Rick Perry lost somewhere in a field of bad dreams. The N, M and J should simply dropout of the race for the Republican nomination for President based on their Iowan fails.
With another inconsequential state about to take center stage, however, hope springs eternal. Nothing like New Hampshire in the winter. Indeed the Granite staters are grateful for the cash infusion and the publicity arising from their primary. Mitt-a-mundo will be tough to beat there inasmuch as he used to the Governor of Massachusetts. But...
Next Tuesday, 1/10/2012, the New England showdown will be held. In a way, NH is more telling than the Iowa gig. A primary beats a caucus much like a queen trumps a jack. Trumps... hmmm, like a black cloud.... hangin' over the head of the country.
130,000 people in Iowa demanded the attention of the country. 130,000 dictated the future of America. Somewhere on a small island somebody must be saying that this is all bull****. Somewhere, somebody.... must see through this nonsense. Or maybe not, what with the Super Bowl on the horizon!