10:35 : CNN reports that Chris Dodd is dropping out
10:24 : On a personal note, as a black man in America the decisive victory of Barack Obama in a state with Iowa's racial makeup, the following seems appropriate:
10:06 : Ron Paul more than doubled Giuliani with a respectable 10% showing
9:54 : 1,640 precincts in, 37.15% for Obama - Clinton 29.6, Edwards 30
9:50 : Flashback to Dec '07: "Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said yesterday that in order to win the White House he needs to win both New Hampshire and Iowa." Whoops.
9:39 : Looks like those young voters turned up. Good.
Fired Up. Ready to Go.
FEAR ENDS. HOPE BEGINS. BARACK OBAMA WINS IOWA CAUCUS!
9:23 : NBC, CNN, Fox project Obama wins Iowa
9:20 : 1,262 precincts, Obama at 35.06%
9:16 : Scene from the GOP Mike Huckabee frontrunner's HQ...:
In an unusual expression of faith at a political party headquarters, supporters are standing in circles, holding hands and offering prayers in the middle of the Huckabee ballroom. They appear to be families with adults and children standing together. This is happening amid the piped in rock music, media standups and giant screen coverage.
9:14 : 1,139 precincts, Obama at 34.84%
9:06 : 943 precincts, Obama now up 34.09%
9:02 : Mitt Romney spent so much money in Iowa, and got his rear kicked up and down Iowa. Pwned!
9:00 : Who will sop up Hugh Hewitt's tears? He was spectacularly wrong. Again.
8:50 : Fox forecasts a Huckabee win by 13%
8:27: 103 precincts, Edwards with 36.15%
8:22 : 58 precincts, Edwards leads 37.42%
8:18 : There's almost no updates on the Iowa GOP site...
8:16 : 24 precincts, Edwards leads with 37.87%
8:12 : With 8 precincts in, Sen. Clinton now has the lead.
8:07 : Dem caucus results are here. 3 precincts in, with 48% for Edwards
8:01 : Big turnout reported in one precinct. That would favor Obama, I'm guessing.
7:56 : This is news? "NBC: Entrance polls suggest Clinton and Obama lead other Democrats among caucus-goers, while it's a Huckabee-Romney race on GOP side."
Reader predictions are here, mine were the following:
(I now think Dodd could move up to #4 though, and I think Ron Paul and McCain could get the #3-4 spots)
Salon has a roundup of activist/celebrity/blogger opinions on the race, my endorsement of Sen. Obama is included...