Biden is missing from this photo. Why? It'd had better be because he's agreed to accept Secretary of State. The #5 Democratic contender is better equipped in the areas of foreign relations and foreign policy than Every Single One of the Republican candidates. That's how strong the Democratic lineup is.
And Senator Dodd is missing as well. Both are not likely to make it to the next debate, and Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter will be missing from the Republican debate stage.
Meanwhile, back in Iowa, Cream is Rising:
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has widened his lead in Iowa over Hillary Clinton and John Edwards heading into Thursday's nominating caucuses, according to The Des Moines Register's final Iowa Poll before the 2008 nominating contests.
Obama's rise is the result in part of a dramatic influx of first-time caucusgoers, including a sizable bloc of political independents. Both groups prefer the Illinois senator in what has been a very competitive campaign.
Obama was the choice of 32 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers, up from 28 percent in the Register's last poll in late November, while Clinton, a New York senator, held steady at 25 percent and Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, was virtually unchanged at 24 percent.
Clinton seems to be regaining ground in New Hampshire, but an Obama win in Iowa could have an effect on New Hampshire's results.
Come to think of it, Richardson should have a slot in the cabinet as well. Health or Education, and having him in Washington ready to board a jet and get some face time at a hotspot (like Pakistan 7 days after the Bhutto assassination) is a big plus. Having Richardson ready as a diplomatic quick-response solution, while he rides heard on a major project like Health and Education reform, sounds perfect to me. Just make his appointment contingent upon his absolute and unwavering commitment that he'll run for President in 2012.
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