As might be expected, all the talk this morning is about who won the Republican caucuses – and who goes on to New Hampshire.
And it’s a big story: Mitt Romney edging out Rick Santorum, but only by 8 votes out of over 120,000 cast. And Ron Paul finishing a strong third.
That means the fight for the Republican nomination will roll on at least through New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida.
Which is the other big story out of Iowa, which nobody’s talking about: Maybe the biggest winner in Iowa last night was President Barack Obama.
Think about it. Ron Paul’s going to spend the next two or three months, attacking Mitt Romney.
Rick Santorum’s going to spend the next two or three months, claiming he’s the real conservative, not Mitt Romney.
And Newt Gingrich’s going to spend the next six months or six years, getting his revenge by calling Mitt Romney a liar, or worse.
Meanwhile, President Obama focuses on doing his job as president – fighting for tax cuts for the middle class, and saving his fire for the big battle in November against Bain Capitol.
Barack Obama won in Iowa without even campaigning.
That’s my parting shot for today.