Sunday, November 25, 2007

Quick Hits and Fazed Cookies

Taliban Resurgence
As we approach the fifth anniversary of the occupation of Iraq, the situation in neighboring Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. With the majority of our military bogged down policing an Iraqi civil war that we created, the very group that sponsored, housed and trained the actual perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks is alive and thriving. According to a report in the British newspaper The Independent, more than half of the country is now under Taliban control. The story comes on the heels of similar reports that the fundamentalist group has been slowly gaining power throughout large areas of the country.
Hillary playing from behind in Iowa; Huckabee surges
For the first time this campaign season, New York Senator Hillary Clinton is facing a real test to her top-dog status in the democratic presidential race. Recent polling in Iowa suggests a dead heat between Clinton and Illinois Senator Barack Obama, with former North Carolina Senator John Edwards only a few points back. At the same time, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee continues to gain support in the Republican race. Despite enormous spending by better funded candidates like Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, Huckabee has moved into second place in most polls and continues to grow in popularity among core GOP constituents.


Carter McCoy said...

Huckabee is the real deal. He almost HAS to be the GOP nominee. He is the only candidate that can appeal to the party's core conservative voters. Does anyone think the Gary Bauer crowd is going to get behind Giuliani or Romney?

Burch said...

I could vote for a "pro-life liberal" as Huckabee has been "slandered", if he really is a liberal. I think the abortion issue alone has dragged down the Democratic party for 30+ years now. The Dems try to embrace all the misfits and freaks of this land, with good intention, but maybe some causes need to be forsaken for the good of the whole or the core liberal principles. (Simply expounding those core liberal principles is paramount and has been lacking.)