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Weekend ’08 Buzz

by Pamela Leavey

We haven’t even made it past the mid-terms yet, but it seems like if it’s the weekend it must be time for the ’08 buzz… In the news today is a list of ’08 potentials who will be visiting Iowa this month and little ditty from good ole rightwing pundit Robert Novak about Rudy Giuliani…

First, “Eight potential candidates for president in 2008 will make stops in Iowa this month.”

Most are raising money and name recognition and hiring staff in preparation for their possible participation in the Iowa Caucuses. Here’s the latest of list of politicians who will be making stops in Iowa:

Evan Bayh, democrat, U.S. Senator from Indiana
John Edwards, democrat, Senator from North Carolina
Mike Huckabee, republican, Governor of Arkansas
John Kerry, democrat, Senator from Massachusetts
John McCain, republican, Senator from Arizona
Mitt Romney, republican, Governor of Massachusetts
Tom Vilsack, democrat, Governor of Iowa
Mark Warner, democrat, former Governor from Virginia

Hmmm… I see one Republican hopeful isn’t paying a visit to Iowa this month. Robert Novak noted today that “Well-connected public figures report that they have been told recently by Rudolph Giuliani that, as of now, he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.”

The former mayor of New York was on top of last month’s national Gallup poll measuring presidential preferences by registered Republicans, with 29 percent. Sen. John McCain’s 24 percent was second, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich third at 8 percent. National polls all year have shown Giuliani running either first or second to McCain, with the rest of the presidential possibilities far behind.

How ironic is it, that each of three leading Republican hopefuls are admitted adulterers? Steve Benen recently asked in the Washington Monthly — “What if three admitted adulterers run for president and no one cares?” There’s a little food for thought right there for party of the Hypocrites. We’ve got got your values hypocrites, served up on silver platter. Maybe mainstream America doesn’t care about such hypocrisy anymore — it’s better to use cooked up scandals and baseless smears, than talk about the truth. Taylor Marsh has more on Rudy the adulterer here.

We’re a long way off from the ’08 races really heating up… but hey, why not muse about it on a hot summer day.

I’ve got my pony picked out in this race. As a reader told me by email the other day, “Considering his background, John Kerry is probably the most interesting candidate and has the best resume.” I couldn’t agree more.

6 Responses to “Weekend ’08 Buzz”

  1. Pamela, agreed. Same pony, different race. Well, come to think of it, for many of us, it’s the same race, just extended four years. :-)

    I would love it if Mitt won the Republican nomination. Wouldn’t that be a fun? :P

    ps. Big wave to everyone here, miss you all and sorry to not know the new folks yet. That will change when the packing is finished and the move is finally complete. Note to Dave: my hair went from silver to purple to orange and now its sort of blond/red. I tried to see if I could beat Pamela’s record. ;-) Ginny, I owe you an email.

  2. John Kerry, the REAL DEAL! (hat tip to Lou)

  3. Romney has been making waves and saying the rightthings in the GOP contest.We could have a Kerry vs Romney battle.

  4. Darth, that’s a match-up I would enjoy. And if Mitt chooses Arnie for his veep, well. Let the games begin. ;-)

  5. “my hair went from silver to purple to orange and now its sort of blond/red.”

    No wonder you haven’t been posting, KJ. So, it hasn’t been due to you and JimBobKen packing/moving. It was due to you constantly dieing your hair different colors?

    Aw and I wanted to see you looking like Marge Simpson! :cry: Hey, how about before you’re next trip east you die it back to blue and tease it up into a big beehive? :eek:

    Come on KJ… Let out that little old blue haired lady inside you yearning to be free… (I only say that since you’re safely in MO. Hey, I may be stupid, I may be crazy but I ain’t suicidal :wink: )

  6. “Let out that little old blue haired lady inside you yearning to be freeā€¦” 8O
    Dave old buddy old pal, there WILL be another trip east and seeing you is on the very top of my list. :razz:

    little old blue hair lady… holy mother of Marge Simpson…