Nearly half of the Democratic caucus-goers said a candidate's ability to bring about needed change was the most important factor as they made up their minds, according to the entrance interviews by AP and the networks. Change was Obama's calling card in the arduous campaign for Iowa's backing. Fewer voters cited experience, which Clinton said was her strong suit, or a candidate's chance of capturing the White House or ability to care about people like the voters themselves.
In a tight three-way race, Obama's 7-point win (at the time of this writing) is decisive. It appears that Edwards will finish 2nd, with Clinton trailing in the upper 20% range. My candidate, Joe Biden, placed 5th in this contest. Biden made a deal with the Obama camp earlier today, as reported here.
Good luck, Barack! I can hear the sound of numerous old white male sphincters tightening as the results continue to accrue in your favor this evening. . .