Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy Caucus Day

Tonight the Presidential primaries kick off with the Iowa caucus. Iowa is a small state and it's influence on the rest of the campaign uncertain, but the candidates have spent vast amounts of time and money there. The results, due very late tonight will be very interesting. What will be most important however is the spin by the candidates and media after the results are announced. A good spin could even turn a third place finish into a springboard for New Hampshire and beyond, while poor media focus could hurt even the 1st or 2nd place candidates. So I'll be looking to see who won for sure, but the real influence of Iowa will be seen in the hours and days to follow to see who can build momentum out of whatever results a particular candidate gets. Let the voting - and the spinning - Begin!

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