January 3, 2008

Iowa Pin Up: Parting Shots


What Christopher Morris nail here, with a perfect absurdity, is how a nonsensical process involving a relatively miniscule number of participants could managed to dominate the political world for months.


Every shot of Fred I've seen in the past week-and-a-half has looked like death warmed over.  From The Politico:

Recently, his stump speeches have dripped with contempt for the press and the campaign process, and this week he even joked about napping.


We gotta get this thing over with already.  In this shot illustrating an article on, yes, campaign fatigue, I looked beyond Huck to those suspended beams, and thought I saw a cross!

Iowa 101 (Eric Black)

Countdown to Iowa (TIME slideshow)

Fatigue Factor Gives Equal Time to Candidates (NYT)

The Final Stretch in Iowa (NYT Slideshow)

Fred Thompson may drop out (Politico)

(image 1: Christopher Morris/VII for TIME.  Ames, Iowa.  2007. caption: The city of Ames, with a population of just over 50,000, has twenty caucus sites.  time.com. image 2:  Evan Vucci/Associated Press.  Elks Club. Mason City, Iowa.  December 2007.  nytimes.com.  image 3: Todd Heisler/The New York Times. December 29, 2007.  Peary, Iowa. nytimes.com)

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