I am from Iowa, and I think Obama has us buttoned up. As a moderate who has been both a Republican and now a Democrat, I thought Leech was a fantastic reach to the independents and Republicans on the fence.
I though this was a fantastic night. I am really surprised by the negative reactions to this night. They didn't get nasty with McCain, but they contrasted with him repeatedly in nearly every speech. Maybe they didn't hit him in prime time, but they have time for that.
I have never claimed to be anything other than a centrist. I believe I am part of the middle that every presidential candidate hopes to gain as they seek election.
I whole heartedly support Obama's return to the middle. As he fought with Hillary, I watched him drift farther to the left, away from where he was when heard him speak and shook his hand several times here in Iowa.
I am fascinated by his intent to support and strengthen faith based initiatives. I think his last two commercials have been solid. I look forward to Obama blossoming as a post-primary candidate, and a post-partisan president.
the whole "Clintons will galvanize the Right" nonsense is old and ridiculous.
I disagree. It is possible that Clinton at the bottom of the ticket would fail to raise the money and votes for McCain that she most definitely would at the top of the ticket. I have not seen anything in the conservative press. They are finding things they don't like about him. There is nothing like the gut level ire they have against Hillary Clinton. Their hatred of her does not come from their hatred of him. They hate her as an independent figure.
BTW, I agree sexism is real. So is destructive ambition.