Monday, January 7, 2008
The Privilege Of Going First
It occured to me, as I find myself torn between Obama and Clinton, that for all the arguments against Iowa and New Hampshire having a disproportionate influence on the selection of the Presidential nominees, there's something to be said for the catalytic function they serve.
There's also a price Iowa and NH voters pay for the privilege of going first. They've got to take a leap of faith or have the courage of conviction while the rest of us still have the luxury of time. I know I'm not quite ready to make a choice, and I'm glad I can wait to see how things pan out, in a reduced field for that matter.