Fulcrum Ruminations

Monday, January 07, 2008

A Light Fades Out

A poignant final post from milblogger Andrew Olmsted, killed in Iraq. A good man, gone now, leaving a void that can't be filled.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Iowa Caucus Results

According to the numbers CNN is reporting it looks like Obama takes the primary for the Democrats and Huckabee for the Republicans. Edwards is in second and Clinton in third on the D side, with Romney and McCain taking those slots in the R column. And the 2008 campaign is off to a roaring start.

I find it heartening that Obama is doing so well. Think of the history being made here: a black man is a serious contender for President. If that doesn't tell you we've come a long way, baby then you're just not paying attention.

Huckabee, on the other hand, I expect to fizzle as the primaries go forward. Altho none of the Republicans are especially impressive this time around, I expect either Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani to eventually break out of the pack. We'll see.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Feature

Happy New Year!

Inaugurating a new feature here at Fulcrum Ruminations just in time for the 2008 elections, I'm going to toss out my prediction for President. I'll update this as events warrant. Bear in mind that this is very much a "gut feeling" and I'm not going to enumerate a long list of reasons for my pick. It's simply my take on the likely outcome based on a general reading of current media reporting.

Realizing that voting day is still 11 months away and many things can still change, right now I project that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States.

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