The Silly Season officially starts tonight as Iowans caucus to decide whom they like for this year's presidential election. The Silly Season ends on Super Tuesday in February and then the Really Silly Season starts.
With the supposed lull in the violence, the war in Iraq has slid into second place in the polls as the issue that concerns most Americans. Once again, pocketbook issues, as they have in the past, have become the dominant issue at the election booth.
After the recent assassination in Pakistan and the rather weak responses by some of the leading candidates in both parties, it is clear that U.S. needs someone who understands the complexities of foreign policy.
Remarkably, some of the second tier candidates make more sense than some of their first tier competitors.
The Democrats have disenfranchised us here in Florida and the Republicans have marginalized us (probably not a bad thing given our wonderful 2000 election).
So when I head to the election booth in November to cast my only meaningful vote, I will be asking this question: "In to whose hands do I put the fate of my son."