I have long believed that Hilary could only win if the "Anybody But Hillary" Democrats (who I suspect are a majority of her party) failed to unite around a single alternative. However, it now appears that both Dennis Kucinich and Bill Richardson are asking their supporters to flock to the Obama banner as a second choice in the arcane Iowa Democratic caucusing procedure.
If that support materializes, Obama will perform above his latest polls, which are already good.
Well - whether Obama wins by a little or a lot Hilary will be the Terminator candidate. She can't be bargained with. She can't be reasoned with. She doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And she absolutely will not stop, ever.
But that doesn't mean she can't be defeated. It'll just take a while, thereby compounding our angst and her ultimate humiliation.
OK, let's have some Iowa predictions below. I say Obama, Edwards, Hillary, but no screaming. On the Rep side, Romney thumps Huckabee, McCain finishes third.