***Results as of 8:27 PM***
Senator Barack Obama : 35.25%
Senator John Edwards : 31.02%
Senator Hillary Clinton : 30.78%
Governor Bill Richardson : 1.80%
Senator Joe Biden : 1.01%
Uncommitted : 0.11%
Senator Chris Dodd : 0.03%
Precincts Reporting: 1304 of 1781
Obama's lead has been growing all night. It's hardly over, but the trend lines are looking good for the Illinois Senator.
One of my friends was caucusing in the Bettendorf B21 precinct. It went 2-2-1 Obama/Clinton/Edwards, but Obama was definitely the leader (Clinton got the last delegate as the "middle" candidate). She tells me that her precinct is normally a pretty good bell-weather for the state. Anyway, we'll know for sure soon enough.
While any Iowa winner is going to gain serious momentum going into New Hampshire, Obama might have the most to gain. If he pulls it off, there is going to be a swarm of articles that cause folks to finally start imagining him seriously as President. Via Obsidian Wings.