Got an e-mail from a South Carolina blogger, Schot Line, asking about Mark Warner's -- Governor of Virginia, longtime Virginia political operative and Presidential Wannabe -- prospects in Iowa. That is hard to say, although, after visiting Iowa in June he hasn't been back in a politicking way -- but he is visiting South Carolina.
We can note the lack of Warner to Iowa visits in a couple of ways. One, Warner knows Vilsack is running, so why bother with Iowa. Two, Warner has a good gut instinct that the Iowa caucus in '08, at least on the Democratic side, is going to be a sideshow, and the real campaign will start down in South Carolina where they have more than one ethnically diverse person per 100 white people. Take your pick.