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The End of Inevitability

Obama in the driver's seat.

11:00 PM, Jan 3, 2008 • By FRED BARNES
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So Iowa reinforces the odds favoring a Democratic victory in 2008. And Iowa has given Democrats a clear frontrunner who's likeable and inspiring (at least to Democrats). More important, he's an African-American who appeals to white voters. His victory in overwhelmingly white Iowa may turn out to be the start of an Obama surge to the White House.

Fred Barnes is executive editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.