Good Things for the New Year 3
To the ten percent of the nation who are concerned with national politics, today is an exciting day: the Iowa caucuses have finally come.
Yes, it is ridiculous that our presidential primaries will probably be effectively decided in February, nine months before the election. Still, I am glad that after a year of overkill campaigning with almost no substance, we will finally start winnowing out the second tier, and the third tier. And maybe Kucinich.
If I had my druthers we would have one national primary on the Fourth of July. Then we could celebrate the end of the primary season with fireworks.