IOWA Caucuses … Republican Huckabee & Democract Obama Win … Hillary in Third (OUCH!!!)


CNN Projects that Mike Huckabee wins IOWA Caucus for Republicans.

With 85 percent of precincts reporting, Obama had the support of 37 percent of voters, compared to 30 percent for Edwards and 30 percent for Clinton.

With 65 percent of Republican precincts reporting, Huckabee had the support of 34 percent of voters, compared to 25 percent for Mitt Romney. Fred Thompson had 14 percent and John McCain had 13.

From The Washington Post, Huckabee Wins Iowa

From the Blogs:

  • Hot Air: Open thread: Raucous caucus! Update: Early results coming in; Update: Hillary third with one-third half of precincts reporting; Update: NBC calls it for Obama


  • Obama   940     38%
  • Edwards 744     30%
  • Clinton    737     29%

Hillary Clinton takes a licking in Iowa. Presently with 92% of precincts reporting, Hillary Clinton is in third place with 30% of the vote. Just as amazing as Barack Obama’s win in Iowa is the fact that between the Obama/Edwards “anti” Hillary vote is at 67%. No matter how Hillary, Bill or their campaign want to spin it, the Democratic “anti” Hillary vote is going to be a real issue for the woman who wishes to be crowned king.

UPDATE I: Dodd and Biden drop out of White House race

You mean they were actully in the race?

UPDATE II: Huckabee, Obama have huge night in Iowa

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “IOWA Caucuses … Republican Huckabee & Democract Obama Win … Hillary in Third (OUCH!!!)”

    1. Richard on January 3rd, 2008 11:35 pm

      On to New Hampshire on Tuesday! See what happens there ….

      Meanwhile, folks, remember that Huckabee was one of the three governors who supported the voluntary tourism boycott on Aruba.

      I’m going to write to him reminding him that the water search is nearly over. Maybe he’ll be willing to speak up?

    2. yoyo muffintop on January 4th, 2008 12:55 am

      would have been nice to have some political banter…then post #1 comes along and injects aruba into an surprise Iowa caucus story.

    3. Scarrlett on January 4th, 2008 8:52 am

      Hows this for some political banter!?
      HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD? Maybe just IOWA.True the choices are limited but I want a President that at least knows the simple things about the world.Like where all the countries are located on a map.Obama has stumbled on this one.He was also not quite sure what the unrest was about in Pakistan.Certainly no meat and potatoes there.In the near future He might be a good leader but lets face it,Now he will be the puppet on a string,dancing to the tune of the money people.

    4. Miss-Underestimated on January 4th, 2008 9:04 am

      Yes, the best of both parties won.

      #1 I am glad you interjected that. Another reason, he was one of the best.

    5. flippy on January 4th, 2008 11:43 am

      Why is the 67% an “anti-hillary” vote? Isn’t that kind of like saying 66% was anti-Huckabee?
      How about 87% anti-McCain?

    6. James Gram on January 4th, 2008 12:07 pm

      Romney is history. Huckabee will be the next President. Finally a Republican Who will keep his promises after elected.

    7. FL on January 4th, 2008 12:31 pm

      #6: Every president candidate keeps his/her promise until he/she is elected. Remember “No new taxes” ?

      Who is your favorite candidate ? Free test at

    8. Richard on January 4th, 2008 1:44 pm

      Tough luck, Yoyo. Injecting Natalee Holloway’s case, and the shameful inaction of the U.S. government, is something that will continue to be done as the campaign continues on its way.

      Guess it riles you, doesn’t it, that we Americans aren’t just going to turn our backs, go to Carlos ‘n’ Charlies, and have a few beers?

      I know that’s what Aruba wants us to do … but it won’t happen.

      I think the Democratic machine will be honing in on Obama as the primaries continue, assuming that he maintains his strong showing.

      It’s always politically palatible to come in as the new guy wanting change … who doesn’t want change? But as time goes on, and one is forced to hone one’s vision and focus on the nitty-gritty, the clarion call gets dulled and one has to stake out positions just like all the regulars.

    9. Just Bearly on January 4th, 2008 2:45 pm

      Part of a Hillary quote from a stump in New Hampshire today… she says …”I’m the most innocent…” of the three top Democrats. good for a laugh me thinks

    10. Scared Monkeys on January 4th, 2008 8:21 pm


      Its an anti-Hillary vote because she is the 700 pound gorilla in the Democratic room and because both Edwards & Obama have campaigned as the candidates of change.

      There is a direct and obvious choice between the 3. Hillary is the old guard and more of the same of 8 years of Clinton Fatigue.

      It was rather telling to see the age demographics between Hillary and Obama.

      One thing is for certain, no one wanted to be Clinton staffer last night or today. Oh to be a fly on the wall to hear Hillary last night when she found out she finished 3rd.

    11. Scared Monkeys on January 4th, 2008 8:23 pm


      I am not so sure about Huckabee. He will finish 4th maybe even 5th in NH. There are not too many Evangelicals there to vote for him. Actually, there may not be any.

      Look for McCain, Romney, Guilliani there.

    12. Pearl on January 5th, 2008 9:55 am

      Nice job, Richard!

      Isn’t it interesting, Richard that yoyo hasn’t taken care of that myopic condition yet.
      But you once again, have demonstrated great insight and leadership in your response to yoyo’s preference for myopia to go along with that fake utopia they’re selling in the “safe and happy” brochures! Maybe yoyo can learn something from you Richard.

      Not only does Natalee’s story leave many questions for our political candidates to respond to, Richard but when you consider that hundreds of thousands of Americans travel every single year, it would seem incredulous to me that their security, their human rights, their safety, and their protection wouldn’t be of concern particularly as it relates to various areas of governance, particularly when you take into account, Richard that the FBI has expanded its view on the Caribbean – seeing it now, as a hotbed for terrorist activity. When you throw those N. Korean nukes being purchased into the mix, off the money laundering going on in Aruba, and add in the threats from Chavez – I’d say that zeroed right in there, Richard on all those dark and dirty secrets that Ahata has tried to keep hidden for way too long. Thanks for filling me in on Huckabee, Richard. I wasn’t aware that he supports the voluntary boycott.


    13. yoyo muffintop on January 5th, 2008 8:16 pm

      Pearl – you really need to get out more. Lol. Too funny.

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