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Iowa Caucus

Tuesday, January 1, 2008 10 comments

The Iowa Caucus is January 3rd. A long awaited start for many who have seen candidates campaign for over a year now. As many know Iowa is the first state to vote in the primaries for the presidential election. Much focus is given to Iowa for that reason because it can carry momentum. Others will argue that Iowa is not a big deal because it is too rural and does not have the same demographics as the larger states that choose the president.

This year I think the Iowa caucus will make or break candidates. First, If Mike Huckabee (who I support) loses Iowa he is done. He needs the momentum because he cannot win New Hampshire. Mitt Romney will be hurting if he loses that puts more pressure on him winning New Hampshire. John McCain has made it pretty even with him in New Hampshire. I think it will be too late for McCain and Rudy Giuliani because the states they will do well in come to late. Fred Thompson doesn't look promising because he is not leading in any polls. As for Ron Paul, as much as the Paulnuts love his crazy self there is no way he is going to win the nomination and if he runs as third party he is just helping the democrats.

Speaking of the democrats, I believe this is a two person race between Clinton and Obama. Obviously a win in Iowa will give either of them a boost. But, I really don't care about the democrats.

Here is a list of the order of states holding their primaries. There is a whole bunch in a row then comes Super Tuesday February 5th where most states hold their primary.

Let the excitement begin.

10 comments: to “ Iowa Caucus so far...

  • Roland January 2, 2008 at 9:54 AM
     

    I care about the democrats. (They do have a few good issues)
    To be honest, Hillary seems like more of a problem than Obama would be. But that's just an opinion.
    The media has surely been pumping up McCain. He seems to be the most liberal Republican, so that actually figures.
    Hope it isn't McCain.

  • layneh January 2, 2008 at 1:06 PM
     

    I think Huckabee will win it, even though in the latest poll he is only in third. However I think the big thing is going to be the democratic party. Their polls are all over the board.

  • McQ January 2, 2008 at 8:29 PM
     

    I don't see Huckabee winning tomorrow. I think it goes to Romney. I would like to see it go to Thompson, but it won't happen. I hope Hillary wins her party's nomination overall. She'll be the easiest to beat in the election. If Huckabee wins the primaries, the republicans lose the White House. I think Huckabee, just like Obama, is not ready to be president.

  • layneh January 2, 2008 at 9:11 PM
     

    MCQ - ridiculous! Huckabee has plenty more exp. than Obama, who has a record of doing nothing.

    He is also ahead of Romney by nearly 10 pts in the latest poll of Iowa. Straw polls only really matter in Iowa, as they set the pace for the Nation.

  • McQ January 2, 2008 at 9:39 PM
     

    He might have more xp than Obama, but that's still not very much xp. Do we want a president who thinks one of the biggest problems with illegal immigration is Pakistanis coming up from Mexico, and knows nothing about foreign policy? And Huck's xp convinces me to vote against him instead of for him.

    Also, consider the sources for those polls. Mostly liberal. I'm sure the liberals would love to see Huck win the primaries, he's much easier to defeat. Didn't they pick McCain last time?

  • Roland January 2, 2008 at 10:43 PM
     

    Obama and Huckabee seem to be able to answer questions on the fly better than some of the other candidates.
    And wanting Hillary because she is easier to beat is a weird take. Not necessarily wrong, but much riskier. What if she actually wins? Not saying that the country will go to hell in a handbasket, I think that sometimes anyway. But if you were stuck with Obama and Ms. Clinton as your only candidates, which is less scary?

  • McQ January 2, 2008 at 11:46 PM
     

    I honestly don't see that big of a difference between the two. They both want to socialize our country, the main difference is that Obama wants to raise the white flag in Iraq faster than Hillary. I'm not saying Obama and Huck aren't great politicians, they are. But I don't want either as president.

  • Craig January 2, 2008 at 11:48 PM
     

    I think Huckabee has a very good chance at winning. As for the Hillary and Obama. They both equate universal health care, The end of the Bush tax cuts and more government programs.

  • Roland January 3, 2008 at 10:05 AM
     

    Got it.
    So they both would end up running our lives for us.
    Just making sure.
    But at least, Barrack would have a more genuine seeming smile. :)

  • layneh January 3, 2008 at 12:10 PM
     

    Barrack hussein Obama would be cheaper to buy out too.

    MCQ the latest polls are out of Iowa, and Huckabee is in the lead in the polls put on by Rasmussen Reports.

 
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