But Obama supporters should keep something in mind that Jon Swift wrote:
The biggest loser of all was Hillary Clinton. If she can’t win in Iowa, where can she win? In every contested race since 1972 (Bill Clinton ran unopposed in 1996), the winner of the Iowa caucuses for the Democrats has gone on to be elected President, except for 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2004 when the winner did not go on to be elected President. Iowans have an uncanny ability to predict which Democrat can win in the general election, which means Hillary’s campaign may be doomed.
Snark aside, I wonder if the high young voter turnout had to do with the caucuses being held during colleges’ winter break. It will be interesting to see if this holds up. If it does, I’ll back Obama because a higher-than-usual turnout of young voters will crush congressional (House, not Senate) and state legislative Republicans.