Uncategorized | 6:20 pm | January 4, 2008 | By Ytorbati

PoliSci professor Hancock still undecided after Iowa

NORMAN, Oklahoma, 6:20 p.m. — For assistant professor in Political Science Ange-Marie Hancock, Barack Obama’s resounding win over third-place Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 in Iowa last night is big news — it is a historical moment, she says — but it hasn’t made her decision as a voter any easier. “Honestly, right now I am »

Uncategorized | 3:30 pm | January 4, 2008 | By Zabrahamson

Signing off, with reflection, from Iowa

INTERSTATE 80, Iowa, 3:30 p.m. – The cameras left today. So, too, did the candidates, in big airplanes that flew north to New Hampshire. Iowans settled back to their lives. In a Country Kitchen off I-80 just west of Des Moines, the talk was once again town gossip – not the candidate haggling heard in »

Uncategorized | 2:51 pm | January 4, 2008 | By Zabrahamson

Chuck Laudner, the morning after, on 2008: ‘Year of the new voter’

DES MOINES, Iowa, 2:45 p.m. – “It’s like the morning after a party,” Iowa State Republican Party Exectuive Director Chuck Laudner says, surveying the phone banking room that looks like a fraternity ripped through it. “Everyone just picks up and goes home, and we’ve got to clean up.” And that’s just what it is: the »

Uncategorized | 1:50 pm | January 4, 2008 | By Zabrahamson

For young Paul believers, a tough night

DES MOINES, Iowa, 1:50 PM – The Ron Paul for President after-party feels like a funeral. Onstage, a folksy singer croons out a tune with an acoustic guitar. A spattering of Ron Paul supporters stand around holding plastic plates of cheese cubes. It was a rough night yesterday for the Texas Congressman and his libertarian »