Hillary Clinton's current refrain is "It's time to pick a president." The time to pick a president is actually November 4th. But it is time for Iowans to pick their presumptive nominees.
The Des Moines Register's latest poll shows Obama ahead among the Democrats, with Clinton and Edwards close behind. Huckabee and Romney lead the Republicans. The candidates themselves are reacting to the numbers with skepticism.
Indeed, going into Iowa in 2004 Howard Dean was the clear leader, Richard Gephardt was a viable candidate and Kerry and Edwards were just part of the trailing pack. Two primaries and one scream later, John Kerry had virtually secured the nomination and the Dean candidacy was torpedoed by one unfortunately hilarious meme.