Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Holds Iowa Caucus Night Gathering


(NEWSER) – Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are so ridiculously close in Iowa that AP still hasn't called the race. A look at what the outcome means for both campaigns:

  • One common theme: The virtual tie is an OK result for Clinton but an "ominous one" for Sanders, as this New York Times analysis argues. The thinking: Iowa Democrats are a white and liberal bunch, and Sanders should have done better.
  • An analysis at the Week makes a similar case, with a headline referring to Sanders' "stinging defeat." If he can't win here, he's likely in big trouble in a national race.
  • Vox has much more optimistic take about Sanders' "remarkably strong" performance, and chalks it up to young voters.

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