More evidence the Republicans are terrified to run against the president. They needed a smack in the ass from the governor of Iowa.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad fired a starter’s pistol on the 2012 race Monday morning, calling on Republican presidential candidates to pick up the pace of what he called a “wide-open” Iowa caucus fight.
The governor’s appeal represents an effort to get that fight fully engaged, despite the overall sluggishness of the 2012 campaign – and growing questions about whether Iowa will be able to maintain its influence over the presidential nomination process.
“Sluggishness” is a good way to put it. I would include “a clown car filled with chickenshits” in there, too. Then again, I can be incendiary.