Early Iowa Results

Based on what CNN and FOXNews are reporting, it looks like Huckabee will be the winner in Iowa with about 31% of the vote, followed by Romney at 23%, Thompson at 13%, McCain at 12%, Giuliani at 11%, Paul at 10%, and Hunter with less than 1%. That’s with about 40% of the precincts reporting. If these results stand, Huckabee and Romney have to be considered the front runners, with the foursome of Thompson, McCain, Giuliani, and Paul as second tier candidates – at best.

Since I had expected Paul’s supporters to be more motivated and possibly show up in higher numbers than others on a cold evening, I have to admit that I’m very disappointed in his (current) 5th place standing. That’s not going to get him into any debates, and it certainly isn’t going to build any momentum going into next week’s New Hampshire primary.

Maybe there will be a surprise later when more precincts report – but I don’t expect it.

gk

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  1. […] Ron Paul 2008 wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptEarly Iowa Results January 3rd, 2008 Based on what CNN and FOXNews are reporting, it looks like Huckabee will be the winner in Iowa with about 31% of the vote, followed by Romney at 23%, Thompson at 13%, McCain at 12%, Giuliani at 11%, Paul at 10%, and Hunter with less than 1%. That’s with about 40% of the precincts reporting. If these results stand, Huckabee and Romney have to be considered the front runners, with the foursome of Thompson, McCain, Giuliani, and Paul as second tier candidates […]

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