Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hey America, guess what?

Presidential elections don’t end after Iowa. Iowa, in fact, usually tells us very little about what is going to happen in the presidential race. The only reason anyone pays attention to Iowa is that it goes first. Seriously.

Which is why it goes first. It’s essentially a desperate appeal for attention, an appeal that we all respond to not because we want to, but because we have to. And then we shower the day after and wonder, “what were we thinking?” Until we do it again in 4 years.

As Bette Davis put it in All About Eve, “fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night(s).”