Friday, January 04, 2008
Funny, how you always feel different in the morning..
-Barclay Palmer, 360 Senior Producer

The Iowa Caucus results have changed the game, no question. Newness and idealism won out over experience, even vision.

Suddenly Hillary looks in trouble. Rudy, Mitt and Fred don't look so hot either. And each state election result can build momentum.

Still, yesterday was yesterday. Today is today. And New Hampshire is Tuesday. Then comes South Carolina.

So we have a whole new ball game - still to come.

What do you think? We'd like to know.
Posted By CNN: 11:45 AM ET
  12 Comments
Hi Barclay,
I think you are right. Yesterday was only one day in what is shaping up to be one long election season. I don't think anything is off the table at this point. It certainly was exciting to watch the coverage last night. CNN did a good job!
Posted By Blogger pamina : 12:08 PM ET
Barclay,
I have to say that I was suprised that Hillary came in third behind Obama and Edwards but like you said today is a whole new ball game! I think each state will be! I don't think that what happened in Iowa will really hurt that much but if she or the others that came in second and third, continues to do bad then that will be a problem! As for now I think it just showed them all where they stand and what they need to do to get more votes!

Cynthia, Covington, Ga.
Posted By Blogger Cindy : 12:29 PM ET
more than anything i HOPE this means positive changes for this country i love are coming sooner rather than later...after last night i am HOPEFUL that my generation won't just hear about change, we'll feel it the way we felt obama's speech last night...in the depths of our imaginations, our hearts, and perhaps most importantly, our heads.
Posted By OpenID ribbitjen23 : 12:30 PM ET
"Rudy, George and Fred don't look so hot either."

Who is "George"?

I guess you will also assume the winner of the Superbowl after the first touchdown is scored. I rather wait until Feb. 6th before making judgements regarding any of the remaining candidates.

I am sad that both Senators Biden and Dodd have dropped out of the race, but knowing how little attention they were given by the main stream media, it is not surprising.
Posted By Blogger Jan from Wood Dale, IL : 1:02 PM ET
Now that Mike Huckabee has established himself as a viable candidate, I would like to see the main stream media investigating his close association with the Christian Reconstructionist Movement which believes Biblical Old Testament law should replace the U.S. Constitution.

For those who don't understand, that means they believe in capital punishment for adulterers and homosexuals among many other strange things.

Is this the vision of America most of us want? I certainly hope not.
Posted By Anonymous Joseph Kowalski, North Huntingdon, PA : 1:41 PM ET
Last night's coverage was more exciting than I thought it would be. Good job. The comments re Obama's win were very insightful. I would hope that most voters would be in a place where race and gender do not matter in choosing who to vote for, but that is probably unrealistic on my part So on to New Hampshire! And you may want to rethink using that pie chart thingie. Anderson looked like he was trying to balance a bubble. And it blocked the view of part of the panel behind him.
Posted By Blogger Charlotte : 2:08 PM ET
I am happy and also surprised that Obama won.

Huckabee scares me.
Posted By Blogger Mac : 2:17 PM ET
Barclay/AC360:
The candidates have left the starting gate. To not participate in the Iowa caucuses (i.e. Rudy) is like standing still after the gun is shot.

The "momentum" of the candidates' appeal is what will sustain their popularity and keep them in the spotlight for voters.

The next 30 days is going to be quite a trip!
Posted By Blogger Sharon from Indy : 5:04 PM ET
I thought the coverage last night was great. Tonight I watched Rick Sanchez and was left thinking that his entire agenda was to remind everyone of Obama'a ethnicity rather than to focus on the candidate and his message. Obama inspires people and I believe that can translate into greater achievements through our collective actions. Bringing out Jackson and that guy from Florida was a not so subtle negative visual of what some in America are wary of. When Kennedy talked about a man on the moon it probably didn't seem likely...that hope was realized because as a people Americans can accomplish great things when we believe. Obama is the real right now thing, he is best for our Country right now. I just hope the coverage is focused on the issues and not on race, gender and ethnicity. America and CNN is better than that.
Posted By Anonymous Delphine : 9:14 PM ET
Responding to Anderson's comment that "idealism" and "newness" essentially trumped "experience" and "vision", I think that many pundits and journalists continue to diminish the fact that Huckabee did serve 10 years as Governor of Arkansas. Doesn't that count as "experience"? However, in the case of the Jr. Senator from Illinois, (emphasis on Jr. here), I agree with Anderson that idealism and newness did trump experience and vision in the Iowa Caucuses.
Posted By Anonymous Winona from Spokane, Washington, January 4, 2008 : 2:38 PM ET
John Edwards made two interesting comments on a CNN sound bite the other day that as far as I know have not gotten any play:
1.) His desire to change campaign financing to tax payer based in order to remove big money from the equation. Looking at all options with regards to getting back our democracy this is a must if we are to end the "Best Candidate Money Can Buy" situation that currently exists.
2.) His desire to have one million people gather anually to discuss issues and poll these individuals from a cross section of Americans. Hopefully the public opinion generated by such a group would force the Congress and the President to truely "do the people's business". This just might be away to break the partisan gridlock of Washington. One would hope that our "Public Servants" would not dare to ignore the will of such a group.
The point to all this is that Edwards is providing specifics on how he'd bring about change as opposed to just mouthing the words, and getting no credit for it!
Posted By OpenID dotsway : 6:55 PM ET
We do have a new ball game after Iowa but we can hope that the New Hampshire
Voters will vote with their heads and understand how serious this election really is. Obama is a candidate with a one-page resume. He has been a Senator for half of one term with no legislative accomplishments, mainly because he has been running for president most of this time. Imagine hiring a building contractor to add a second story to your house. Would you hire a contractor with minimal background and accomplishments to build that second story? This is the home you will raise your children in and the home that will protect them from the outside elements. Would you trust your family’s safety to this contractor with minimal experience or would you go with the contractor with proven experience and a long resume? I believe the answer is easy…EXPERIENCE. The voters need to select a president the same way, based on accomplishments and experience not the candidate telling them all the things they want to hear but has no resume no back it up.

When selecting a candidate for the toughest, most important job, shouldn’t experience count? We demand in other selections we make in life why not when we select our president?
Posted By Anonymous ed san diego : 2:23 PM ET
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