Good morning Hawkeyes. Will be back with more Cooler content later today. But until then here are some links to satiate your palate.
- The hardest working man in blogging, Jonathan Martin, has the biggest news this morning. A Martin source says that well-placed Iowa Republicans are discussing adding a debate the week between Christmas and New Years. They don't want liberal Carolyn Washburn and the terrible Register/IPTV debate format to be the last forum.
- Rich Lowry crushes Huckabee in NRO. Compares him to Dean.
- Ron Paul is paying Arkansans to come rip Huckabee in Iowa. Kind of weird.
- Peggy Noonan echoes the Cooler's frustration with the fact that religious faith is the prime issue in the Republican race in Iowa.
The Cooler Line
Mike Huckabee 10-9
Mitt Romney 3-1
Fred Thompson 9-1
John McCain 9-1
Rudy Giuliani 12-1
Ron Paul 12-1
Duncan Hunter 98-1
The Cooler line is an exclusive creation of Caucus Cooler and will be updated as the political environment changes.
It is an unscientific assessment of the Iowa Caucus (not the Presidential race as a whole) from an insiders view at the given time. The line IS NOW mathematically accurate but is NOT intended for gambling purposes. Information may only be reproduced with credit to the Caucus Cooler.