'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Iowa house
Not a candidate was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Caucus supporters soon would be there
(with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are engaged in the most dramatic and exciting race for the Democratic presidential nomination since 1968 - when Bobby Kennedy took on the party establishment to take back the heart and soul of America's progressives, angered and disheartened by the Vietnam War.
If history is a guide, you would have to say Obama will not make it.Many in the party are afraid of this race because of its explosive implications. But know this: whoever wins it will be a stronger candidate overall - and better placed to win in November. The candidate sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard the man exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Caucus victory to me, and to all others: good-night!"
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"Barack Obama and the American Dream"
Sydney Morning Herald (AU) blog: