John Edwards, Mike Huckabee will take Iowa caucuses

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

Now that Thanksgiving is over, the presidential primary races will accelerate to an even faster pace — as if they weren’t already moving at light speed. By the night of Jan. 15, the Iowa caucuses, New Hampshire primary and Michigan primary will all be over and done. The winners of these early contests will only gain a small number about 200 of the 3,500 elected seats at their parties’ respective conventions but will win much more in terms of name recognition and fundraising ability.