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Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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You might have heard that Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama have rocked the political world with their remarkable Iowa caucus upsets. So what's it all mean? In addition to virtually nothing to the lives of most Americans, it, more importantly, also signals the arrival of a new "what's it all mean" storyline for the media to hungrily pounce on like a puppy with a new chew toy.

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Likely to be featured prominently in the new tidal wave of punditry that will carry us into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary: (1) stories about it being John McCain's turn to beat up on the rich kid, since people in New Hampshire are turned off by the evangelical vibe that carried Huckabee to victory over Mitt Romney last night, and (2) questions about how Hillary Clinton can drive up Obama's negatives without resorting to opposition research about his <a href=" " target="_blank">kindergarten days or having her top strategist openly discuss Obama's cocaine use on national TV.

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Sadly, it's unlikely that much attention will be paid to Chris Dodd's weekend, which will likely be spent in his Budweiser swimming trunks, drinking scotch and listlessly tossing golf balls into the indoor swimming pool on his Connecticut estate.



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