Saturday, January 5, 2008

Real Clear Politics 1/5/07 Post Iowa

Real Clear Politics Saturday

Clinton Machine Shaken by Setback - Karen Tumulty, Time
Clinton's Challenge: How Hard to Hit Obama? - Calmes & Chozick, WSJ
Hillary Should Be Running Scared - Roger Simon, The Politico
Romney's New Role: Agent of Change - Michael Shear, Washington Post
Why is Romney Now the Change Candidate? - Byron York, NRO
Hillary's Pitch To Young Voters Falls Flat - Thomas Edsall, Huffington Post
Dinner With the Democrats in NH - Jonathan Last, Weekly Standard
Obama's Youth Vote Triumph - David Von Drehle, Time
Campaigns Plumbing the Independent Mind - Jeff Zeleny, New York Times
New Hampshire: McCain 32.7, Romney 27.8 | Obama 33.2, Clinton 31.2
The RCP Blog: GOP Debate Winners & Losers / Latest '08 Polls: NH Polls

RCP Morning Edition

The Race Is On - But Where's the Meat? - Michael Barone, Times of London
Both Clintons' Legacies May Rest on N.H. - John Harris, The Politico
A Second Clinton Comeback? - Patrick Healy & John Broder, New York Times
Huckabee Suddenly a Serious Contender - Terry Eastland, Weekly Standard
The End of the Clintoncene Epoch? - Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker
Phoniness, Not Mormonism, Defeated Romney - Michael Medved, Townhall
The Lesson of Iowa Is Change - David Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
What Would Hillary Rodham Do? - Gail Collins, New York Times
Previewing An Obama-McCain Showdown - Reid Wilson, Politics Nation
It's the Secular Left vs. Christian Left - Mark Steyn, Orange County Register
The Fair Tax Finds Its Moment in the Sun - Justin Fox, Time
Nation Needs Tax-Reform, Not Populism - Larry Kudlow, RealClearPolitics
The Iowa Fallout: A Primer on Momentum - Jay Cost, HorseRaceBlog
Bhutto's Deadly Legacy - William Dalrymple, International Herald Tribune
No Relief in Bush Homestretch - Ann McFeatters, Boston Herald
How to Remember 1968 - Todd Gitlin, Los Angeles Times
The Politics of Iraq Body Counts - N. Munro & C. Cannon, National Journal
RCP Blog: NH: Obama, McCain Up / Politics Nation: Morning Thoughts
More on RealClear: Latest Polls | '08 Videos | Sports | Markets | Blogs


The Iowa Message - Wall Street Journal
The Political Road Ahead - New York Times
US Poll Points To New Generation - The Australian
Exit the 'Axis of Evil'? - Chicago Tribune

Political News & Analysis

Obama, Huckabee Challenge the Establishment - Wall Street Journal
Romney Embraces Theme Used to Beat Him - New York Times
Obama Lands in N.H. Ready to Fight - Los Angeles Times
Playing Catch-Up May Be Harder This Time - Washington Post

Transcripts & Speeches

Hillary Clinton: Clinton Speaks To N.H. 100 Club
Special Report w/Brit Hume: Panel Looks At Democratic Race
Special Report w/Brit Hume: Roundtable On Republican Race
The NewsHour: Huckabee Reflects On Iowa Win
The Situation Room: Edwards In "The Situation Room"


Zogby/Reuters/C-Span Poll Has John McCain Leading Republicans in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney Close Behind, Mike Huckabee in third and Guiliani fourth.

Hillary Speaks after Iowa Caucus

Barack Obama in New Hampshire

Barrack Obama speaks in New Hampshire in the swell leading to the New Hampshire primaries.

Mike Huckabee Plays Hard Days Night for the first time in Des Moines

Mike Huckabee plays "Hard Days Night" at a Country Club in Des Moines on New Years Eve 2007 four hours before 2008 began.

(Film by Darin Codon of Branson, Missouri)

Senator Joe Biden's Last Stand

The video footage above was shot Jan. 3, 2008 of Senator Joe Biden, then a presidential hopeful making an appearance at the Polk Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

After receiving 1% of the vote Biden backed out of his bid ceding to the public's response. When Iowa's Democratic caucusing moves to a second round, any candidates that have less than 15% of local party support move to the center of the room where party members are seduced by supporters to choose a second round pick. The Democratic party in Iowa performed the quickest agreement among delegates during a challenged race in Iowa.

In the video, Biden says he's ready for New Hamshire. He changed his mind an hour later.
(Video by Darin Codon of Branson, Missouri)

The Republican Caucus in Shelby County (pt 1)

Due to a strenuous travel schedule, this information is getting out a bit late folks. Apologies!

I drove for more than an hour and a half to Shelby county to watch members of the county precincts unite for one night to vote for a presidential candidate and to select local leaders and delegates. A larger crowd than expected turned out, which was the case in caucus meetings all over the state of Iowa January 3rd.

More from the caucus forthcoming.

(footage by Heather Turner)