Friday, January 04, 2008

Early, Possibly Slightly Premature Hope

AMID THE MORASS OF NUMBERS being disseminated by campaigns and news wonks over the Iowa results, take a look at this less obvious one:

Total voter turnout: Approximately 356,000

Percentage of total vote:

24.5% Obama
20.5% Edwards
19.8% Clinton
11.4% Huckabee

That's about 5.6 times more Democratic votes than the underdog, underbudgeted Republican winner . . . not the deep-pocketed, many-mouthed plastic man from the Massachusetts statehouse.

Dare to dream!

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