Last Thursday was Iowa’s caucus night. It was a media bonanza. On the Democratic side Barack Obama took 38%, Edwards 30%, and Clinton 29%, while for the Republicans Huckabee ran away with 34% over Romney’s 25%. Thompson and McCain each took 13%, Ron Paul 10%, and Giuliani at 4%.
Apparently 60% of republican caucus-goers identified themselves as evangelical. They overwhelmingly went for Huckabee, and all Romney’s cash could only muster 25%. It got Huckabee a solid upset victory and perhaps more importantly, Romney a significant defeat.
Romney picked up a preposterous chunk of Wyoming but hey, it’s probably the only state where Cheney could be on the ticket and probably win! Now how preposterous is that?
The Republican contest is as, if not more, interesting because rather than having too many favorites, there just aren’t any.