So far, it is simple. No one is officially running for the Iowa caucuses nod to be a White House candidate. Then again, it is complicated, because every self-styled political celebrity who ever looked in a mirror and said "Hi Mr. (Ms.) President" is sniffing around, looking for a hay bale to sit on and go "Aww Shucks" to us.
The TMR contribution to this operation begins with a baby step. Six Democrats score a point or better in the major polls. They're listed below, just the facts ma'am. Changes galore can be expected.
I'm starting with Democrats because they are usually the major enemy of liberty. I'll get around to the Republicans before long. Know thy most important enemy.
Of the six, all have either been here recently or have organizations in place. They do a little retail demagoguery, but the immediate goals is to endorse and throw money at state-level politicians in hopes of getting a helping hand when the caucus campaigns take off.
Joseph Robinette BIDEN; born Nov. 2, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania; lawyer, former Delaware senator, vice president.
Hillary Rodham CLINTON; born Oct. 26, 1947 in Chicago; lawyer, former "first" lady; former New York senator, former secretary of state.
Andrew Mark CUOMO, born Dec. 6, 1957 in Queens, New York; lawyer, governor of New York.
Martin O'MALLEY: born Jan. 18, 1963 in Boston: lawyer, former Baltimore mayor, Maryland governor.
Bernard SAUNDERS; born Sept. 8, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York; former congressman, mayor, student activist. (Sanders calls himself an independent but caucuses with Democrats.)
Elizabeth Ann WARREN; born June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; lawyer, Massachusetts senator, former Obama consumer "protection" official.