Huckabee and Obama lead Iowa

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 5th, 2007 - 4 comments
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USA Today reports that Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama are the leaders for their respective parties in Iowa with the caucuses now only a month away.

Huckabee’s a real danger to the Democrats. He’s a folksy ex-Baptist minister who’s timing his run well. The UK Independent has a story (also today in The Herald) on Huckabee’s emergence as a contender.

What’s more, he’s even been endorsed by Chuck Norris:

4 comments on “Huckabee and Obama lead Iowa”

  1. Camryn 1

    Personally, I can’t abide by any of the Republicans for various reasons. Mostly, they’re all vastly to socially conservative but I also have more specific dislikes for most of them. Huckabee seems pretty light on detail and probably not competent enough (see Economist link below) and Giuliani seems like he’d be a complete tyrant and probably corrupt. I like Ron Paul’s honesty and conviction, even though he’s an even more extreme economic libertarian than I am and he seems to be conservative on at least some critical social issues, but he’s obviously a fringe candidate.

    I should probably like Hillary Clinton as the closest match to me on ‘the political compass’. She’s probably the Democrat who’d intervene the least in the economy and she’s more socially liberal than any of the Republicans. Still, I can’t abide the dynastic implications.

    Barack Obama is definitely who I’d like to see win at this stage. I may disagree on some policies, but at least he has a balanced personality, a good brain, and seems to be in the race because of the difference he can make rather than because he wants the power.

    Of course, I’m not eligible to vote or donate here, so it’s just all idle chatter.

  2. Phil 3

    Isn’t it interesting that the value of funding/donations received by these two candidates is MATERIALLY smaller than some of those that they are running against?

    No, wait, I have it wrong – big money always wins elections…

    …even when it doesn’t?

  3. Nick C 4

    I dont care who wins the democrat nomination so long as it isnt Hillary Clinton. Huckabee is a big surprise to me however, as he was seen by many as yet another in the pack social conservatives along with Fred Thompson, Sam Brownback and a few others. I like Romney the most although being a morman doesnt help his chances.

    Well done to the people here at the standard for writing one non-biased article (even if it was only 50 words).

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