Obama wins Iowa. Good for him.
Huckabee wins Iowa. So what?
I heard Obama's victory speech on the radio and boy was he pumped. He sounded like the man who just won the Boston Marathon ready to predict winning the LA Marathon - telling the streets in the next town to submit. But that's the kind of confidence winning in Iowa give presidential candidates, and Obama is ready. He sounds like a very good winner. Of course I don't take the symbolism of his victory quite as seriously as the chanting crowds, nor should he.
As for Huckabee, one commentator got it right. Every vote for Huckabee is a final vote for Giuliani. Huckabee, best described as a 'pro-life Jimmy Carter', has proven that the hardline conservative vote is not invincible. Nobody but nobody in the GOP expects Huckabee to do much of anything after this. In fact, they are defying him. I'm riding that wave of defiance.