There is just one day left until American voters can begin choosing their Republican and Democrat candidates for president.
Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist preacher, has come out of nowhere to be the Republican favourite. “People are coming up to me and saying I’ve never been to a caucus before, but I am going for the first time in my life, because I want you to be the next President of the United States,” said Huckabee.
But the man in his wake says Huckabee is playing dirty. Mitt Romney is only a few points behind, despite Huckabee showing the media a televised attack on him, after saying he wouldn’t broadcast it. Romney says he doesn’t mind winning gold or silver in Iowa.
For the Democrats, Barack Obama is still hoping to pull off a first, as the first black US president. “We stand on the brink of doing something very, very special right here in Iowa,” said Obama. John Edwards is out to stop him. He’s presently third, but buoyed by polls showing up to 30% of voters are undecided. Hilary Clinton is banking on an Iowa win, and then one in New Hampshire five days later.
History shows the winner of these two is normally a shoo-in for candidate. “Together we will restore pride in America, get back to making progress and yes, make history together,” Clinton told her supporters.