Happy New Year, edelectioners. On this day of the Iowa caucuses, Bloomberg News treats us to a story about Bill Gates' contribution to the presidential campaigns. He's not a backer of a candidate, but a cause -- education. He's poured $30 million into the Ed08 campaign so far, according to Bloomberg News (not to be confused with the potential third-party candidate).
The article also notes that "among New Hampshire residents planning to vote in the Democratic primary on Jan. 8, education tied with the economy for second among domestic issues, according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll."
So why isn't education a higher priority on the campaign trail?