The Washington Times - January 3, 2008, 04:55PM
UPDATE 2:15 a.m.: this doesn’t make you mad SEE RELATED:


Watching Chris Matthews, I just saw that Tim Russert has already booked John McCain as his featured interviewee for this Sunday. Republican presidential candidate who won the Iowa Caucuses? Well, sorry, you’re out of luck. It’s already been decided that the “real” story out of Iowa is McCain….
— RSM UPDATE 12:55 a.m.: Wall Street Journal Fred Thompson Romney?
In five days, Romney will have to fend off Sen. John McCain — and perhaps Huckabee — in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. A victory in New Hampshire is now even more critical to Romney’s bid, and if his loss here tonight is indicative of anything, it’s that message beat money. That news should be encouraging for McCain, who like Huckabee, is still struggling to keep his campaign coffers in the black.
— RSM UPDATE 12:15 a.m.: Rush Limbaugh calls in to Fox News:
“I don’t think the Republican race is anywhere near over, as the Democratic race might be. …\ \ \ Huckabee “is not going to be critical of McCain at all. … I think the Republican race is a long, long way from being over. …\ \ \ Huckabee “doesn’t have Reagan credentials. … This election is not going to be about Iraq, it’s not going to be about the war. … If it’s Obama, it’s going to be about ideas. … I think it’s shaping up to be exciting.”\ \ \ “There is a trend in the news media … Good news is simply not allowed to happen. … I don’t think there’s that much angst individually. …. 96% of the American people are paying their mortgages. … not desolate. …”\ \ \ “This has got a long way to go.”\ \ \ “I was watching all the networks tonight. … This is a historic night … for the first time, a black candidate has won a presidential primary. …”\ \ \ On Hillary: “This was the worst night of her life. … Inevitable candidates do not lose.”
— RSM UPDATE 11:55 p.m.:
  • Huckabee 34%
  • Romney 25%
  • Thompson 13%
  • McCain 13%
  • Paul 10%
  • Giuliani 3%
— RSM UPDATE 11:40 p.m.: Hot Air — RSM UPDATE 11:35 p.m.: Ace of Spades
Huckabee was able to shade his record, lie to Iowa voters and play underhanded political games and still win based almost entirely on the fact that he is a Christian. Disheartening doesn’t even begin to describe it.
— RSM UPDATE 11:30 p.m.:
“I thank each and every Iowan who braved the cold to caucus tonight, as well as my tremendous Iowa staff and leadership for all of their hard work over the past year. They worked wonders with far fewer resources than their competitors. I also congratulate Governor Huckabee on his victory tonight.\ \ “Now the campaign turns to New Hampshire for the first-in-the-nation primary. As Granite State voters know best, I will continue to deliver straight talk about the critical issues facing our country. I will talk about the unique experience that prepares me to lead as commander in chief from day one, and makes me the only Republican who can win the White House in 2008.\ \ “We started this together, New Hampshire, eight years ago. In five days, we’re going to send the same message we did then: change is coming.”
— RSM UPDATE 11:25 p.m.: third — RSM UPDATE 11:06 p.m.: Obama speaks United States of America — RSM UPDATE 11:05 p.m.: why — RSM UPDATE 10:50 p.m.: — RSM UPDATE 10:40 p.m.: Huckabee’s speech — RSM UPDATE 10:35 p.m.: previously rumored Richardson-Obama rumor — RSM UPDATE 10:25 p.m.: Senator Edwards More More: More: — RSM UPDATE 10:15 p.m.: CNN More: More: — RSM UPDATE 10:10 p.m.: “Fox calls it for Huckabee” — RSM UPDATE 10:05 p.m.:
  • Obama : 37.2%
  • Edwards : 30.0%
  • Clinton : 29.6%
— RSM UPDATE 10 p.m.: Michelle Malkin was watching Fox News Amanda Carpenter’s story — RSM UPDATE 9:45 p.m.:
  • Obama : 36.8%
  • Edwards : 30.2%
  • Clinton : 29.9%
— RSM UPDATE 9:40 p.m.: CNN “Obama wins” story — RSM UPDATE 9:35 p.m.: — RSM UPDATE 9:30 p.m.: Michael Crowley of the New Republic reports — RSM UPDATE 9:25 p.m.: Romney has conceded — RSM UPDATE 9:20 p.m.: Bellantoni’s liveblogging in Des Moines — RSM UPDATE 9:15 p.m.: — RSM

UPDATE 9:05 p.m.:

votes
  • Obama : 33.33%
  • Edwards : 32.10%
  • Clinton : 31.75%
third — RSM

UPDATE 9 p.m.:

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UPDATE 8:55 p.m.:

New Hampshire push-polling investigation
U.S. Senator John McCain’s New Hampshire Vice Chair, former Congressman Chuck Douglas (R-NH), today issued the following statement on his comments regarding the New Hampshire Attorney General’s push-polling investigation:\ “In the course of calling on all campaigns to fully disclose any relationship they have or do not have with Moore Information, I suggested that the Romney campaign had possibly used the poll in question to message test. It was a mistake to suggest that this opinion was anyone’s other than my own. I was speaking only for myself and not the McCain campaign and I regret any confusion my remarks caused.”
The blogs are all over this story — RSM

UPDATE 8:40 p.m.:

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