Atlanta blogs today: Peaches-n-corn January 04 2008

The Drake Diner stops breakfast at 11. A diner! Further proof Iowa sucks.

— Shebinator, one of two local bloggers I know of who was actually in Iowa last night. If there were others, please educate me.

Shelby's feelings about Iowa might be colored by the fact that his favorite Democrat, Sen. Joseph Biden, dropped out of the race after his poor showing.

Or maybe Iowa just really, really sucks.


The Clinton machine will do its best to slime Obama in the coming days, but — and I've been waiting to say this for years — their time has passed. The race is clearly defined now, and I don't see voters opting for polarization over real change.

— ATLMalcontent on the perhaps fatally wounded candidacy of the senator he likes to call Hillbot.

Mr. Malcontent also lavished praise on Obama's victory speech (which really was amazing), noting the similarities between Obama's gift for rhetorical uplift and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's.

Sen. Clinton also evokes RFK's memory, but not in the same way. Like RFK, Clinton is attempting to return her family to the White House via a carpetbagged New York Senate seat.


It's clear that the voters want change-now they have to look hard at Edwards and Obama and decide just what sort of change they really want.

— Amy Morton at Georgia Women Vote was in Iowa last night. As you might have gathered from the order in which the names appear, she's an Edwards supporter.


Therefore, I support Mike Huckabee because he wants to get the federal government out of my pocket by endorsing the “Fair Tax”.

— The Oracle of Winder, posting at BuzzBrockway.com, supports Mike Huckabee for no other reason, he says, than because Huckabee supports the national sales tax scheme known as the Fair Tax.

You may recall in September 2007 that Osama bin Laden released a video in which he called the U.S. tax system "insane" and bragged that, under Islamic law, Americans would not have to pay it.

Expect to see Huckabee/bin Laden '08 yard signs popping up in Winder any day now.


Rush spent most of the program bashing Huckabee, like most conservative pundits have taken to doing.

— Peach Pundit commenter John Konop, posting the blog's Iowa caucus open thread, notes the Republican punditocracy's failure to drive a wedge between Huckabee and Republican voters.


The stupid and superstitious have spoken - they said “Give us the televangelist. GIVE US THE HUCKLEBERRY!”


— Peach Pundit commenter GodHatesTrash in the same open thread.

If you haven't guessed, Peach Pundit's open thread on Iowa is great, great reading.