Well, it starts today. I'm not behind a candidate, really. I just want the country to swing back left a bit. My very real feeling is that we went too far Right. I'd love to be complaining a couple of years from now that we've gone too far Left. Any of the three top Democrats would be all right with me, for now. I wish I could figure Hillary out, but the only thing I'm SURE of is that we're not seeing her real face. No way she has publicly expressed her private feelings about Bill, and they have to loom large. But she could be anything under that...including a fantastic potential president. Or not. Edwards impresses me at times, but I haven't looked as deeply into him as I should. Obama has continued to impress me. He strikes me as the smartest candidate I've seen in years. And he is insanely self-possessed. His recent surge in Iowa suggests that his campaign approach has been sound. Would I trust him to hit the ground running? Yes, because he is smart enough to surround himself with people even smarter than he is. But today, I just want to sit back and watch the fireworks. I can't WAIT to stop paying attention to politics for a while. Not my area of expertise at all, at all, at all. Yuck. It would chew me up and spit me out in six months. But the people who can stomach it? Hat's off. I mean, SOMEBODY'S got to do it, right?