Have you ever seen a more perfectly mismatched couple?
Both Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee seemingly came from nowhere, whipped up massive support and stormed to victory during yesterday’s Iowa caucus.
Obama dominated the Democratic camp with a whopping 38% of votes – eight and nine points ahead of John Edwards and Hillary Clinton, respectively.
Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee seduced 34% of Iowa’s Republicans. So-called social conservative Mitt Romney only grabbed 25% of the vote, while John McCain and Fred Thompson slid in with 13% each.
The most intriguing part of the whole night, meanwhile, is that Bill Richardson reportedly pulled a Dennis Kucinich: his campaign told supporters to head on over to Obama’s side.
Could it be Richardson’s cutting a deal to be vice-president, a role he swore to our editor he’d never take?
The National Stonewall Democrats released a bland statement post-caucus. Writes executive director Jon Hoadley:
It is important that LGBT Democrats continue to shape our Democratic field on issues which directly impact our families. As we move through the presidential selection process, National Stonewall Democrats will continue to utilize our Pride in the Party program to aide LGBT Democrats to influence presidential campaigns while they campaign for delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
While the nationalnon-profit may be putting on a blank public face, our sources tell us some Stonewall members are truly pissed off: they wanted Clinton to win. We can’t wait to see how gay groups who have been squeezing the first lady will react to Obama’s victory.
But, as they say, it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. And when we say “fat lady” we mean America.