37.6% Obama wins Iowa!

4 January, 2008

Considering that most the polls had been to close to call it wasn’t so much a victory as a rout.

37.6% Obama

29.8% Edwards

29.5% Clinton

2.1% Richardson

Perhaps it’s time to look a little closer at the junior senator from Illinois because this guy might very well end up being the next president of the United States of America. OK it’s a long way to go but this has got to be the best start Obama could have wished for.

So how did Obama get here? The speech he made to the 2004 Democratic convention was a crucial moment. You can watch it here in Part I & Part II. The Chicago Magazine also has an excellent article on it. He may be a new boy on the senate block but he’s guided by an old hand in his Senate chief of staff Peter Rouse and for the full Obama course try Barack 101

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