It looks like Howard Dean has started his slide off the political stage with a third place finish in Iowa. Some people credit this to some of his misstatements or flip-flopping on issues, but I tend to think it’s coming down to what some Republicans had realized some time ago that he doesn’t appear likely to beat Bush. Kerry on the other hand, strikes me as someone who appears more presidential (I don’t know a better way to put it), and could give the Republicans more of a run for their money. It will be interesting to see how Clark impacts the race in New Hampshire since he didn’t campaign in Iowa. It will also be interesting to see who Coon Dog votes for.