Thursday, January 03, 2008
MSNBC has just projected Barack Obama as the winner of the Iowa Democratic Caucus.
LiveBlogging Iowa - Projected Winner
This is truly an amazing and historic night. An African-American man, named Barack Hussein Obama, has beat the "presumptive nominee," Hillary Clinton - who many believed didn't have to be elected, as much as she simply needed to be coronated by the Democratic party as their nominee.
Instead, John Edwards is currently also ahead of Clinton, and the spin about her potential third place finish in Iowa has already begun. Keep in mind that Clinton (and Obama, for that matter) MASSIVELY outspent Edwards in Iowa, and yet Edwards looks to finish in second place.
Don't lose sight, as well, that this is taking place in IOWA - not exactly a hotbed of minority representation. This, in my mind, makes the Obama victory even more spectacular.
No, this isn't the end of the game. There's a LOT to happen between now and the finish line.
But as I said earlier, it gives me hope that America has people in it who are willing to risk making a change toward the dream of taking our country back, and restoring it to its glory.
Speaking of hope, it should be noted that Mike Huckabee - from Hope, Arkansas, won the Republican primary. What a study in contrast between Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee.
Labels: Blog The Vote, Democrat, Iowa
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