The natives appear to be getting restless. They are tired of "politics as usual." They are voting for "change." Thus, the winners of the Iowa caucus are Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee. What happened to Hillary Clinton and Rudy Gulliani -- who appeared to be running away with the nominations months ago? I must say, I am glad to see the way some of this appears to be shaking down.
But what are the changes people are hoping for? I can think of some. Better health care. Shoring up social security. Dealing with the situation in Iraq.
I guess I must confess to a bit of skepticism, however, as to any change that will happen in Washington. It's a machine that is fed by PACs -- that make what you or I want pale in comparison.
But we can always hope that "politics as usual" has taken notice. While PACs determine how our politicians vote, it's still we the people who put them in office. Let's hope they are listening.