The latest news on Iowa
As his support increases in Iowa and elsewhere, Mike Huckabee is facing a growing torrent of criticism from those who want to deny him the Republican presidential nomination. Huckabee, for example, is now in the gunsights of several of his competitors.
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As the campaign winnowing starts, the stage will get smaller and the information better.
It had been a week of ugly between Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama leading up to today's final Democratic presidential debate in Iowa before the state's crucial January 3 caucuses. So ugly that before the event, Clinton privately apologized to Obama for comments by her New Hampshire cochair Bill Shaheen suggesting that Obama's self-disclosed teenage drug use could compromise his candidacy. Shortly after the debate, the campaign announced Shaheen had stepped down. But anyone who tuned into the debate expecting to see fireworks between the two warring campaigns--or any of the campaigns, for that matter--went away disappointed. For the first hour, it was a polite, almost subdued affair. With little to differentiate themselves on most of the issues (end the war, rework the tax system, promote energy independence, reform healthcare and entitlement programs), it boiled down to the candidates making their familiar cases on the basis of experience. Or change. Or style.
And it may be a scrambled scene for both parties even after the first two tests.
Results from the Iowa caucus this year mean more than ever before because of the pushed-up primary schedule and because there is no runaway favorite son running there who would skew the results, pollster John Zogby tells us.
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Polls being conducted by GOP candidates appear to show a growing chance that underfunded hopeful Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa caucus, a victory that would upset the race and help Rudy Giuliani, according to Republican political advisers.