The results from Iowa are in, as you probably know, with victories for Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee. Here are the numbers. Both won decisively.
Obama and Huckabee aren't running the most purely guileless campaigns. David Axelrod is a seasoned, if not cynical, campaign manager, and Huckabee invokes religion selectively and with savvy. But both balance magnanimity, sincerity and seriousness in a way reminiscent of John McCain circa 2000. Maybe the "Straight Talk Express" picked up a few new passengers when it dropped off McCain.
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