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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Predictions for Iowa: Edwards and Huckabee

Our prediction for the winners of tonight's Iowa presidential caucuses: John Edwards and Mike Huckabee.

Our rationale? Simple. They are the most prominent mainstream Christian white guys.

A few years ago, when it seemed possible that Hillary Clinton and Condoleeza Rice could be the 2008 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, Dave Chappelle had a joke. "Do you know who the winner of that election would be? Ralph Nader. By a landslide."

Right now, the polls say the Iowa races are too close to call. That's because there aren't a lot of people in Iowa who will tell a pollster they are unlikely to vote for a woman, a black, a Mormon, or an Italian Catholic from New York City. Sorry, Hillary, Barack, Mitt, and Rudy.

We won't mind being wrong, but we will be surprised.

See you tomorrow!

Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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