Obama & Edwards Number 1 & 2 in Iowa
I've listed The results from last night's first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus for the next U.S. President below along with a video by winner Barack Obama and runner up John Edwards.
Next on January 8th is the New Hampshire primary. You can bet that Hillary is going to POUR IT ON! She has to win that primary to stay viable. Personally, I'd love to see an Obama/Edwards ticket. I think those two candidates represent not only a clear break with radical conservative politics (ala Bush and the GOP) but they're both more on the progressive end of the Democratic party (especially Edwards.) An African American Northerner partnered with a White Southerner could also symbolize an end to some of our dreadful racial divisions. Although I'd surely love to see a women president I don't think Hillary is progressive enough. She takes a lot of money from corporate lobbyists and tends to listen to them more than to regular folks like us. However, if she ends up as the nominee I'll gladly vote for her.
Primaries are about voting your heart and you should pick the candidate whose personality and policies speak to you. I have each of them on video tape HERE as well as the dates for all the upcoming primaries and caucuses until February 5th (Super Tuesday.)
I just sent the Edwards campaign a donation because he's the only candidate taking public financing (no PAC or corporate donations) and I want him to be able to afford to come and campaign in California for our February 5th primary. I like his populist agenda and his universal health care plan. I like that although he made the mistake of voting for the Iraq war he has apologized for that error and pledges to end the war if elected. If you'd like to help him stay in the race you can donate to his campaign HERE.
Iowa Caucus Democratic Party Results
Senator Barack Obama : 37.58%
Senator John Edwards : 29.75%
Senator Hillary Clinton : 29.47%
Governor Bill Richardson : 2.11%
Senator Joe Biden : 0.93%
Uncommitted : 0.14%
Senator Chris Dodd : 0.02%
Precincts Reporting: 1781 of 1781
(Percentages are State Delegate Equivalents.)
Iowa Caucus Republican Party Results