One thing I’m not hearing amid calling Iowa for Obama and Huckabee is an old political principal, the (regional) Favorite Son. Could it just be because they’re both Midwesterners, Obama from Illinois, Huckabee from Arkansas? Just askin’.
Looking ahead to New Hampshire Tuesday, would it be so meaningful if the governor of neighboring Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, did well there? Not at all unprecedented, especially given New England’s long absence from the White House (not counting sitting de jure President John Kerry, of course).