Electricity & Lust

Iowa shows the love to Barack and Mike

Posted in Politics, Sam by Sam Unsted on January 4, 2008
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So Obama takes the early, crucial lead against Hillary in essentially the race deciding who will be president. All honesty, if a Republican gets voted in again after the reign of Bush, something is up. Importantly though is the make up of the total voting. CNN has the detailed breakdown but the key is who came second. I’m a great believer that second is indeed nowhere but this time, it mattered. For John Edwards leaped over Hillary (joke in there?) to take second seeding in the Caucus. Of course, both fell well behind Obama.

The Republicans have a weak field of candidates this year so the little to choose came down, for my money, to two almighty words, Chuck Norris. Huckabee taking the Caucus in Iowa would have been a long shot a month or two ago but then boom. He gets a visual endorsement from Walker Texas Ranger and all of a sudden, he’s leaving the rest trailing. When Mike is looking for a running mate, he need look no further.

But the important figure is still Barack, striking a major blow to the Clinton campaign which now turns it’s head cautiously to the New Hampshire primary. Loss there for Hillary, and it’s all but over. Anyway. A few links on the subject for you guys.

The Guardian reports on the Caucus results.

Lionel Barber discusses it in the FT.

John Dickerson explores the success of Obama on Slate.

Joe Klein also weighs in on Barack for Time.

Also for Time, Michael Scherer talks Huckabee.

And David Brooks offers his opinion and experience for The New York Times.

But finally, watch the speech and understand why Barack is celebrating.

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  1. Dr BLT said, on January 4, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    I have no problem picking a winner this time around. It’s Huckabee, all the way.

    I will say that I was glad Romney had to eat crow last night. I’m predicting defeat for Romney and victory of Huckabee in this new song:

    The White House is not for Sale
    Dr BLT
    [audio src="http://www.drblt.net/music/WhiteHouseDem.mp3" /]

  2. kandice mcclure said, on October 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    hello. my name is kandice mcclure. i am a senior at briar woods highschool, in ashburn virginia. i am emailing your website because i wanted your permission to use the picture posted of obama. it would be perfect for my election page, and i would put the website information below, giving you all credit for your picture, of course. Please let me know if this would be okay. i will constantly be checking my email. thanks!
    with gratitude,
    the yearbook staff, kandice mcclure


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