Friday, 4 January 2008

Huckabee and Obama take Iowa

As predicted by the polls, Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama seen to have won the Iowa caucuses for their respective parties. They both won in the 30%s. Huckabee won the conservative vote in his Republican party whereas Obama took the independent and more progressive blocs.

The candidates hope this will raise their national rank. Obama polls at number two; Hillary Clinton still maintains control of the Democratic race. I had hoped McCain — the only bearable Republican in the race — would win, but I guess Huckabee's rise was inevitable, since GOP caucus-goers wanted a conservative choice. Iowa was a bad investment for Republican Mitt Romney, who has put millions into his Iowa campaign.

According to CNN, entrance polls say Huckabee won the backing of women and evangelical Christians who feel alienated by most of the other picks; and that the Democratic race is between experience and change — it seems like for now Obama's 'change' has trumped Clinton's 'experience'.

Dodd and Biden have both abandoned their White House campaigns.

1 comment:

chris wilcox said...

"the Democratic race is between experience and change — it seems like for now Obama's 'change' has trumped Clinton's 'experience'." Especially when you consider they won something like 7 of 10 delegates between them. Hillary's 30 percent showing should have the Clinton camp very afraid! Woohoo! Everything is beautiful in Iowa tonight!