The premature: David Yepsen says Mike Mauro is at a disadvantage in the Secretary of State's race. Right now, I'd say he has an advantage over the Republican nominee based solely on his continued existence. Chris Woods has more.
The crazy: Alden Link, a New York Republican, is running for the Libertarian nomination for president based on his "fat tax":
Then there's his idea to promote public health by levying a hefty tax penalty on anyone deemed to be obese.
The Libertarians don't care much for the idea, he admits, but he maintains the government interference is justified by the cost of treating obesity-related diseases.
I don't care much for the idea either. I'm struggling with my weight, but I bet I could still kick Alden Link's ass.
The unrealistic: Jim Nussle proposed a plan to create a network of Iowa (the state, not the University) alumni throughout the nation in an effort to bring them back.
Does anyone really think the millions of Iowans who have left are just waiting for a phone call?
The funny: This headline:
Stalker: Let's plan for growth
I guess I'm just more used to stalkers saying things like "Is this restraining order really necessary?"