Texas Is a Long Way From ... Iowa

Further evidence that Texas Gov. Rick Perry, running for his third full term, is not running for president:

"There is still a land of opportunity, friends -- it's called Texas," Perry said. "We're creating more jobs than any other state in the nation. ... Would you rather live in a state like this, or in a state where a man can marry a man?"

He means California and Massachusetts, one presumes, but...the state of Iowa, too, has legalized gay marriage. The state supreme court justices who are up for re-election this year are facing blow-back because of their decision, but in general, Iowans seem to be less concerned about the issue than they once were.