It pleases me greatly that Rudy Giuliani is headed for a last-place finish in Iowa, behind even Ron Paul. I’ve been saying for while that he would eventually implode, and I’m glad that wasn’t just wishful thinking. I was kind of hoping it would be more spectacular, though.
I can’t decide whether to be pleased at the prospect of Huckabee winning, though. On the one hand, he certainly seems the least electable of the serious Republican candidates–well, semi-serious, anyway (do any of them rate “serious?”). I can’t see the party bosses letting him win the nomination (they want people who can pander to the evangelicals, not actual evangelicals. W didn’t count as an evangelical because he was so clearly in thrall to the shadowy Republican elites); and I have trouble imagining him winning the general election. But I could easily be wrong. For the nomination, it wouldn’t be the first time reality got away from party bosses, and in the general, well, we Americans have a demonstrable weakness for genial buffoons.
Speaking of Huckabee…
Not much to say about the Democrats at this point, other than that I do love a close race, just for entertainment value.