Thursday, January 3, 2008
Iowa, thanks for following up on my endorse-ment :).
Whichever candidate you were for, I hope you can revel in the fact that Iowa, one of the whitest states in the country (91%), just voted for an African-American. An agricultural state voted for an intellectual. And many young people were brought into the process.
There have been many complaints about Iowa being too provincial and homogenous, but that did not hold sway tonight.
Although it would be nicer to have a more representative slice of the electorate serve the role of Iowa and New Hampshire, I think it is important to have some small group of people who get to see the candidates up close and not just through a TV screen.