Dude, color me surprised…but Kerry kicked some ass in Iowa. In the first test on the road to find a challenger to President Bush, Kerry won 38 percent and John Edwards scored a surprise second-place finish with 32 percent of the vote. One-time favorites Howard Dean, the front-runner for months, and Gephardt trailed badly with 18 and 11 percent, respectively.
No telling how Clark would have faired, since he pulled out to focus on NH…but I gotta tell you, I didn’t see a Kerry win coming. Maybe the race for Democrat will be more interesting than media would suggest, although reports suggest that Gephart will be pulling out after his poor showing.