Not really, but I haven't spoken much on the election this time around.
There's a couple of reasons why. One, has been the time crunch. I haven't had much of a chance to blog and if I can't be timely, theres not much point. Equally important though is that there is no new news.
We all know the main players and they have all been around. From the obvious to those who woud make news if they ran, but are most likely here to sell their brand (Trump, Palin), they are all here From Christie to Pataki, Scott Walker to John Bolton, Ted Cruz to Carly Fiorna, Ben Carson to Rick Perry. Every one was at Steve King's Freedom Summit, but Romney (who decided not to run) and Jeb Bush (who didn't need to and is still finding a way to come to Iowa).
In fact, all these Republicans have been here so much (as has Joe Biden and Martin O'Malley), that they can't possibly conceive why Hillary isn't here.
She must be hiding (http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2015/02/12/hillarys-hiding-in-plain-sight/
They even bought a moving billboard.
Well, you have to spend money on something.
This seems ridiculous of course. We don't know that she's running and even then, is sayings she's running for Obama's 3rd term seems pointless. We know that Hil and Barry are not BFFs, and besi
des, to a certain part of the population, that's
not an insult.
The GOPers always thought Hil was power mad and determined to be President, and can't imagine why she's not spending February in Iowa, like they are when of course, they could be in Florida or Texas or wherever they call home. Besides, the last time they insulted HRC in Iowa, it only caused the Dems to wind up with a more electable candidate anyway.
But, the real story has been local.
Joni Ernst has been better for quotes than any of the others, and given her position in the Party, may end up a nominee when the next two years play out.
While I was writing about Ernst when she was trailing in the primary, most people got their taste of Joni with her State of the Union response.
There she said that like many Iowans she was porr and wore Bread Wrappers on her shoes to protect her favorite shoes.
More than a couple of people, say it's a good story but she's telling it the wrong way
. One opinion from the Des Moines Register said "Any self-respecting poor Iowa farm kid knows that one doesn't wear bread sacks over their shoes to protect thier good shoes. You wear the bread sacks between your socks and shoes to keep your feet dry. If (worn that way), a bread bag would be ripped and torn before a kid got out of the door. Also a truly poor farm kid probably does not have a pair of good shoes worth protecting".
Joni is the news this month, because she believes vaccines manipulate brains Shell, citing Ernst’s bachelor’s degree in psychology, asked his guest if she believed Rand Paul’s assessment of vaccinations were accurate. “I’m not a scientist. I’m not a practicing doctor. But I haven’t seen any evidence that shows vaccines make us healthier, and I haven’t seen proof that they don’t make us less healthier, less healthy, either,” Ernst replied. “All I can base my opinion on is my own observations, and in my view, Senator Paul is correct. Vaccines are dangerous. They manipulate brains. And I think Congress should investigate vaccines and outlaw them, because they definitely, you know, they make people vote a certain way, and that’s voter intimidation.”
Shell asked Ernst to clarify her statement, to which the Senator offered a lengthy reply. “When I was a kid, I didn’t have vaccinations. My parents couldn’t afford them. But one of my neighbors, his parents got him vaccinated. Now, we grew up in the same town, went to the same schools, attended the same church, we even served in the military together. We’re practically the same, right? But he’s a liberal democrat. He voted for Obama both times and he has a Hillary Clinton sticker on his pickup truck. He supports welfare and the gays. I’m not saying the vaccinations made him more liberal, but the vaccinations made him more liberal, do you get what I’m saying?”
She really believes this?
I mean I had my flu shot, and OMG I VOTED FOR OBAMA!!! IT"S ALL TRUE!!!!!
So there's that. These are the times we live in.