On The Obama Iowa Win

Nine percentage points. That’s a strength you can’t overlook. Look at the diversity in the slices:
* Obama beat Clinton among women 35% to 30%
* Obama beat Edwards among voters in union households 30%-24%
* Obama beat Clinton and Edwards among voters of almost every income level (Obama and Clinton tied among voters who make $15-30,000)
* As many voters age 17-29 as voters 65 and older participated last night — in previous years senior participation has been 5-times greater than younger voters.
* Obama beat Edwards and Clinton among voters who want change (51%-20%-19%)
* Despite countless attacks and hundreds of thousands of dollars in negative mail, TV, and radio, Obama beat Clinton and Edwards (34%-30%-27%) among voters who say health care is the most important issue
* Obama won among those who said the economy was the most important issue (36%-26%-26%)
* Obama won over Clinton and Edwards (35%-26%-17%) among those who said Iraq was the most important issue
* Won across the ideological spectrum – winning among liberals, moderates and conservatives
* Won among high income and lower income voters among voters with household income below $50,000 (34%-32%-19%) and among those over $50,000 (41%-19%-28%)
If you live in NH and are undecided, please spend ten minutes watching this Obama propaganda piece. I say that with affection: I’ve supported this guy for nearly a year, and I continue to be very optimistic. If you are on the fence please have a look. If you’re tossing a coin, do me a favor and just vote Obama.
On the video: Forgive the foolish mistake of the “Dartmouth University” (s/b “College”) caption. Most of the footage was shot in the fall, demonstrating (by showing not telling) that they had a consistent message months ago. They don’t have to explicitly say that Clinton changes her mind about everything every three weeks. It’s also nice to reminisce about the warmer weather, so it’s pleasant to watch.
If you want a shorter taste, watch this three-minute excerpt of the pre-caucus “closing” speech. Tell your friends: Vote.