My nerdiness waned but then peaked on New Hampshire primary day. I broke my own rules to keep the TV on with Anna wandering about able to watch (“Honey, too close. I know he’s pretty, but don’t kiss John Edwards.”).
First I heard Mitt Romney give, I'm sorry, a horrid speech. What a schmoe. How did I ever think he was a serious candidate? Clearly without having heard him.
Next, John McCain, and I thought, Dang, he’s presidential. Okay, maybe mostly in a "The state of the Union is boring" kind of way. But did you know that at age 71 he is older than the state of Alaska?
Later I saw John Edwards speak. Preach, brother! I like that kid. He’s a good storyteller.
Finally came Hillary Clinton, and I thought, Damn, she’s smart. Who’s crying now? (Answer: Wolf Blitzer.)
Happy primary day, Michigan. Too bad you only half count.
Reporter: In addition, Mike Huckabee can draw on strong pro-life support from a very large Dutch community.
Jon Stewart: I always knew Huckabee was in the pocket of big wooden shoe!