Record turnout. Huge momentum. A historic moment in time.
I will post more observations about the caucuses here when I get a chance, but for now, some links:
Alternet: A groundswell of youth participation. (It's about time!)
Des Moines Register: Obama's victory speech. "They said this day would never come."
Des Moines Register: Record-shattering caucus turnout.
NPR: Evangelicals and born-agains propel Huckabee.
Arianna Huffington: Why everyone can celebrate along with Iowa today.
CNN: Video of each candidate's post-caucus speech.
New York Times caucus blog: What's next in New Hampshire.
New York Times: Change is the name of the game.
Wall Street Journal: A detailed breakdown of Iowa caucus-goers' demographics by candidate. (Click on the "Voter Demographics" link from the main page.)
And a reminder from Josh J. at the Chronicle:
"To keep Iowa in perspective, here's where Iowa's gone:
2004: John Kerry (Kerry was the Dem nominee, lost to Bush)
2000: Al Gore (Gore was the Dem nominee, “lost” to Bush)
1996: Bill Clinton (ran unopposed, won a second term)
1992: Tom Harkin (Bill Clinton was the nominee and won the White House)
1988: Richard Gephardt (Mike Dukakis was the nominee)
1984: Walter Mondale (Mondale was the nominee)
1980: Jimmy Carter (Carter was the nominee and lost the White House)
1976: “Uncommitted” (Carter second, won the nomination, won the White House.)
1972: “Uncommitted” (McGovern came in third, won the nomination)"
More to come...