Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, fellow Iowans.

I won’t be back until after the Caucuses this year, as I am traveling back from the East coast.  As you participate in the Caucuses this week, however, I urge you to think about the following:  don’t cast your support for someone whose mind and heart are not worthy.  Don’t vote for a candidate’s likelihood of winning in November, and don’t vote for his or her war chest.  Don’t vote for the party’s choice, and don’t make any safe votes, either.

Step out, people of Iowa, and vote for a vision of tomorrow … not for a mere candidate.  A candidate is, after all, just a human being, like you and me.

Best of luck to all of you on January 3.