"Experience" this... your majesty
Smug, smarmy Hillary gets kicked to the curb...
A pair of stunning upset victories in Iowa last night sent the race for the White House into disarray. Illinois Democrat Barack Obama toppled Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and New York senator. It was an historic triumph for the first black American to emerge as a leading candidate for one of the two main parties.
Republican Mike Huckabee, the folksy Baptist from Arkansas, surged to an upset win, toppling the establishment front-runner Mitt Romney.
And the smackdown:
Hillary came in 3rd, but she still got almost twice as many votes as Huckabee
Huckabee won Iowa with nearly 36,000 votes.
Hillary lost Iowa, and came in 3rd, with 29% of the vote. A projected 220,000 people turned out to vote in the Democratic caucuses, meaning Hillary got 29% of those voters, or an estimated 63,800 - nearly twice the number of votes that Huckabee got. (Actually, the Des Moines Register's latest numbers show Hillary getting just over 67,000 votes, so I was right.)
So our 3rd place candidate beat their first place candidate by almost a factor of two. Not sure what it means, but it's funny as hell.
Of course, appreciating the above would have required a solid grasp of stuff like percentages and fractions, so I'm sure you'll understand why it sailed right over Neo's head.
WHAT HE SAID. Exactly.