A relatively quiet Tuesday morning:Iowa: Conservative Republican Steve Rathje has announced his challenge to Senator Tom Harkin. On our presence in the Middle East, Rathje offers his clear position:
"I'm not saying I'm OK with staying there. What I'm saying is I'm not OK with leaving."I hope Rathje brings that degree of clarity to all aspects of his campaign!
New Hampshire: Blue Hampshire reports that progressive businessman Gary Hirshberg is taking a pass on a 2008 Senate race. It would have been very interesting to see what he would have brought to the debate, but we still have a wealth of candidates to take down Sprintin' Sununu with.
USA Today reports on public perception of the Iraq War:
Only 28% say the United States will probably or definitely win the war, down from 35% in December and the lowest since the question was first asked in September 2005.I wonder if this will help or hurt GOP Senators who have so closely aligned themselves with the Bush administration and who have blocked debate on Bush's escalation.