Barak Obama’s solid victory in Iowa portends, I hope, great things. I continue to believe he may well be the right person at the right point in time.

John Edwards kept his campaign alive, though one can’t help but think that after spending so much time and money in Iowa and not finishing first that he’s almost running for veep again. I like him, but not as much as I like Obama.

Although it’s not been dealt a death blow, Hillary Clinton’s campaign spent the day trying to put lipstick on a pig. She can dress up her third place finish any way she wants, but it’s not good news. I am, of course, thrilled.

Senators Biden and Dodd, two of the smarter people in the race and either of whom would have been a decent president, both dropped out after their poor showings. If only Kucinch would do the same. Bill Richardson actually had a solid fourth place finish, but it wasn’t enough for any delegates (of which I’m aware). He might have a veep or secretary of state job ahead of him, though.

On the GOP side, Mike Huckabee’s pasting of the ever-morphing Mitt Romney should have John McCain fans elated. Romney now has the very real chance of losing both the first two states, and though he’s rich enough to fund the campaign himself, I don’t think that’s a viable path to the nomination.

All in all, I can’t complain on either side of things.