We need you to make your official, time-stamped predictions for the final rankings in the Iowa precinct caucuses — among Republicans and Democrats.
Give us your best guesses. Include delegate percentages, predicted concession speech language, or other arbitrary details for extra credit.
And in the opinion of the judge, the person who makes the most accurate, most detailed prediction for the actual result ON BOTH SIDES OF THE PARTISAN DIVIDE will win a very special prize package of back roads collectables — assembled over the past several months by your weary correspondent.
Be sure to guess with your head, not your heart.
We’ll declare a contest winner sometime in the wee hours of Friday morning.
For the record, here’s what I contributed:
No one screams a la Howard Dean, but Hillary sheds tears in a speech saying Iowa is not a friendly place for a woman candidate but that she will vow to fight on. John Edwards is on the cover of most Iowa newspapers on Friday. Oprah plans a series of exposes on the Edwards family for her upcoming shows. Joe Biden says he will drop out if he doesn’t get 10% in New Hampshire. Kucinich ends his speech with “Nanu, nanu!”
Seeking to answer criticisms that if he can’t win Iowa he can’t win anywhere, Mike Huckabee says he promises to show members of the media more of the anti-Mormon ads attacking Romney that he has refused to run. Fred Thompson gains a little momentum after the results and Duncan Hunter drops out to endorse him. The Ron Paul Express starts to lose steam. More media coverage of Rudy’s health than of his campaign.
Good luck. Can’t wait for these special prizes to come my way….