Iowa Caucus Results

Senator Barack Obama and Governor Mike Huckabee were the big winners in Iowa last night. This is the first official vote of the 2008 campaigns, and its effect really shouldn’t be underestimated. Yes, Iowa is one state and as we pointed out last week, the caucuses have a completely different breakdown of voters than the […]

What the Hell is a Caucus, Anyway?

Caucuses are different than straight secret ballot primary voting—at least for the Democrats. The Republican caucuses do cast a secret ballot and apportion delegates to the state convention that way. The Democratic process is more of a headache and yet has an interesting twist to it—it includes second choices as well as first choices. But […]