Friday, January 04, 2008
Here's a link to the Register's editorial on the Iowa caucuses. I'll warrant we were almost the only outlet to note that this demonstrated (as often happens in real-life politics) that money is not always decisive in politics, as those who want the government to keep regulating campaign contributions would like us to think. It also noted that Iowa voters (or caucusers) seem ready for change, although "change" as such is an utterly empty political slogan. The question is what kind of change does the candidate or office-holder want, and it might not be coincidental that those who mouth the slogam seldom get much more specific. If they told us what they really wanted it might just frighten us.