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2008 Presidential Race Wide Open

January 2, 2008, 9:42 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

2008 Presidential Race Wide Open
By 10 p.m. Thursday America will have a better idea of who will be running for President this year. Candidates will be narrowed down by voters in Iowa, who will take part in the country's first caucuses. But the decision won't be easy because there is not a clear cut favorite in either the Republican or Democratic party.

The latest polls show at least five candidates could win the Presidential nomination from either party in Iowa Thursday. Republican Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are neck and neck and there is a three way tie for the Democratic bid between Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards. It means Thursday might be the most interesting caucus night Iowa has seen in awhile.

There are familiar names in this year's Presidential race, like former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former first lady Hillary Clinton. There are also some new names, like Democrat Barack Obama, and Republican Mike Huckabee, but so far no name is standing out as the favorite. 

Rock Rapids Republican Precinct Chairman George Schneidermann says, "This is very unusual to have it open on both sides." 

Both parties have a log-jam of candidates who want to be the next leader of the United States. George Schneidermann, who is the chairman of a Republican caucus in Rock Rapids, Iowa has been taking part in the process for 35 years. He says this may be the most wide open race in decades, and it's making the decision of selecting a candidate more difficult. 

Schneidermann says, "For sure it's true on the Republican side and I think maybe on the Democratic side too and that is that there is a fair amount of indecision." 

Meaning the caucuses and straw polls that happen in Iowa Thursday night could help one of those names stand out from the crowd. 

Schneidermann says, "It's the first validation I think of how strong those campaigns are in turning out their supporters to a caucus."

This election year is unique because it's the first time in 80 years that a sitting President or Vice President has not run for the oval office.




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