Friday, January 04, 2008

Second impression on Iowa

By Libby

I just put in 32 hours at work in three days, which has been quite a shock after these last few weeks of leisure, so I'm tired and I don't have much to say about Iowa. I got up early this morning and posted my first impression at Newshoggers and I don't have a whole lot to add tonight.

I haven't had time to read many reactions but scanning the headlines tells me I'm not the only one who didn't think Obama's youth corps was going to come through and people are alternately fascinated and enamored. Me, I'm no big fan of Obama. I'm not sure I trust him but I love that his base turned out. We need the young people and the new voters to get involved if we're going to change anything. But it remains to be seen if they're in for the long haul. So I'm a bit puzzled about all these pronouncements of Hillary's demise. I believe they're a bit premature.

As is the major meltdown among the GOP fringenuts about Huckabee's ascendence from obscurity. I do have to admit to my moment of Huckenfreude over their discomfort but get a grip. As I said at Newshoggers, as far as I can see this race is still wide open on both sides.

The only thing that really matters about Iowa is the extraordinary turnout of voters.

[cross-posted to The Reaction]

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9 Comments:

Blogger Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

i have a different take on the results.
poor mr or mrs president

1:54:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Huckenfreude? Hmmmm. I agree, it's all a bit premature, but yes, maybe America's youth is awakening after their long, entertainment induced coma.

Huckeneckel would be closer to my feelings. That's Huckabee disgust for you Amerikaners.

7:53:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Interesting take Torrance.

Fogg, I guess I have both conditions.

9:29:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

I wish alan keyes wasn't such a nutjob. It would be awesome to have two black candidates get the nomination. I've had it with white people and I am one.

actually it probably wouldn't be any better or worse regardless of their skin color. but I like obama.

10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/new_hampshire/election_2008_new_hampshire_republican_primary


I don't know why the link is so long, but Paul is at 14% in NH, ahead of Huckabee

11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Lester, I'm more interested in leadership than race myself. I don't care if the candidate is purle polka dotted if he knows what he's doing. I'm still not that sold on Obama, but I don't love any of the three so I'm not sure what to wish for.

Interesting poll. That's exactly what I was thinking last night for my predicitions. I think RP will do better in NH than he did in Iowa but he won't crack the 20s.

12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

I like obama the best of the three. NH GOP has pulled their co spondsership from the FOX debate. perhaps because of them kicking ron paul off I don't know but thy have for some reason done that.

1:56:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't really care who wins on the Dem side. I don't love any of them but I saw that the NH GOP pulled their sponsorship of the Fox debate. Good for them.

4:02:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

CNN reran the previous nights debate at the same time as FOX's frontrunner sore

10:13:00 AM  

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