What a way to pick a president.
Both Iowa and New Hampshire have problems. They really don’t represent the demographic
make up of the country.
However because of there size, it means the politicians have to do some very local grass roots campaigning. It means they are out among the masses. It means they are going to get questions from all sorts of people. It means there is the potential for a gaffe. It means a real test for how well the candidate thinks on his or her feet. It’s the only real chance for the average guy in the street to ask questions.
But do people participate? Here is a sobering statistic:6 percent of eligible voters showed up in the 2004 Democratic caucuses. Like I said what a way to pick a president.
One quick comment from Romney:
Repeating what has become a stock line in recent interviews, Romney told the Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" program today, "If you just want to get somebody who knows a lot about foreign policy, well, go the State Department and pluck somebody out." Romney added, "What we need is a leader, someone like a Ronald Reagan, who can come into Washington with a fresh start, get things on track again, who has the skills to negotiate and make relationships of a positive nature with nations around the world."
This is a dig by Romney at John McCain. Here is a great response from Senator Lindsey Graham:
"The next president of the United States will face some of the most monumental foreign policy challenges in our nation's history," Graham said in the statement. "Because of this, I believe foreign policy experience matters. For Governor Romney to say otherwise is naive."
Couldn't have said it better myself.