Update: It’s on. Once again, it is Iowageddon. Iowageddon should produce results by 10:00 ET even as the Iowa caucuses start around 8:00.
For a good giggle, Mediaite reports that Hillary Clinton Hater, Keith Olbermann, has tweeted “I am informed Countdown will not be on tonight.” In his pathetic tweet Olbermann refers questions to the top brass (including Al Gore and Joel Hyatt) at his latest employer.
No Hillary Hater Keith Olbermann on tonight. We also understand Hillary Hater Christopher Hitchens (“I’m not obsessed with Hillary Clinton I just think about her all the time.”) will not be making appearances tonight either. How many Hillary haters bit the dust last year? Anyone counting?
The Iowa horse race is on tonight. There’s not a Thoroughbred in sight. There are a bunch of glue horses running however. Pity America, itself saddled with these dreamy eyed hoofers.
Here at Big Pink we don’t have a dog, er, horse, in this race. We like a certain Thoroughbred that can run faster than these nags. We’ll stay away from the betting line until the very last moment and late entries.
For Republicans this news is bad but not all is lost. True these glue horses can barely run a track let alone a series of national elections. But even a glue horse can beat the daffy lame duck in office.
Additional good news for Republicans is that the GOP elite already know who they want as VP and that is a man with the same initials as Mitt Romney. This could be an election in which the vice presidential selection is more important than the top of the ticket (witness all the calls for Hillary Clinton to replace Joe Biden in order to save Boob Obama and the corrupt Dimocratic Party from the Mistake In ’08.)
As to predictions from us about who is going to win – forget it. First of all the Obama thugs are on the ground in swing state Iowa already and there is no doubt they are up to mischief. We have no doubt these Obama thugs are sowing distrust and bringing support to whomever the candidate is they believe will be easiest to beat in November.
Second, Iowa citizens have not proved themselves to be very discerning. In 2008 Iowa voters went hog wild for Barack Obama of the failed promises. Don’t bet the farm on a race if Iowa voters of the current generation are placing the bets, determining the odds, and picking the winners and most importantly, the losers.
Third, there are so many undecideds (who might simply be Obama Dimocrats in disguise) and the field is so close in too many polls, along with the fact that the candidate surging has no organization in other states and the ones with organizations in other states are losing steam – that tonight might be extra meaningless. But hooray, the voting has started and soon we will be rid of Barack Obama.
For those bored of this race track and looking to Pimlico or Saratoga on Labor Day we say: don’t be so churlish. There is lots of fun to be had watching tonight’s track action. For instance, Sarah Palin got back at Michelle Bachmann for Bachmann’s earlier nastiness towards Palin. [We wish women would not beat up on women. But we also don't like weakness, so we are conflicted about this tale of payback.] Palin’s last minute suggestion that Bachmann should think about endorsing someone and getting out is revenge served cold. Palin is still a Mama Grizzly.
Race watchers have to admire that Willard Romney has thus far confounded all of us who predicted his quick removal. Willard has managed to divide the Evangelical voters and divided the opposition to him. Tonight might be the beginning of gloat night for Willard supporters and might well prove that Willard might be Mr. Good Enough. Not great, not good, but good enough to win the nomination and the White House. Oy vey!
At this late hour it is Rick Perry who makes the most articulate argument about what tonight and this year is about in a good Perry ad “America Is Calling.”
That’s what it’s all about folks. Not Rick Perry, but America. America. Tonight, some Americans begin to speak.