Thursday, January 03, 2008

Country Boy predicts Iowa surprise for both parties: Thompson, Edwards winners. Clinton third!

The Road to the White House begins here.
I am looking for an Iowa surprise from both parties today. Here are my predictions:

On the Republican side:

Fred Thompson 22%
Mike Huckabee 21%
Mitt Romney 20%
Ron Paul 15%
John McCain 14%
Rudy Giuliani 10%
Duncan Hunter 2%

On the Democrat side:

John Edwards 31%
Barack Obama 30%
Hillary Clinton 25%
Joe Biden 7%
Bill Richardson 3%
Chris Dodd 3%
Dennis Kucinich 1%

I am probably wrong, but either way it will be interesting to see how it turns out. We will definately have a better idea of who the real front runners are tomorrow, and just how real is Ron Paul.

Here are some other predictions.

Columnist Robert Novak, the man that predicted the John Kerry Iowa surprise in 2004 has some interesting Iowa predictions. On the Republican side he says it is between Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney for the win and a three-way race for third between Fred Thompson, John McCain and Ron Paul. Ron Paul??? A third place finish for Ron Paul in Iowa would definitely make a splash in the water and carry potential momentum going into New Hampshire.

Columnist Andrew Cline is already predicting a possible third place or better showing for Ron Paul in the New Hampshire primary Jan. 8.

On the Democrat side of the house Novak predicts Barack Obama with the win and also gives Hillary Clinton a third place finish with Edwards taking second.

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