DES MOINES, IA.---Some quick analysis of why and how Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) won Iowa.
*Race did not play against him. Obama if nominated will be the first African-American Democratic nominee.
*Stunning turnout. With 96 percent of the precincts in, the Iowa State Democratic Party pegged turnout at 227,000 compared to 124,000 in 2004.
*Deputy Campaign Manager Steve Hildebrand said Obama's vote came from all parts of the state.
*Independents turned out in big, which bodes well for Obama next week in New Hampshire.
"Independendents turned out in droves, Hildebrand said, and it mattered in a big way."
* Hildebrand also said that black precincts in the state--he used Waterloo as an example--African Americans overwhelmingly voted for Obama. In four Waterloo precincts, 276 African Americans voted for Obama and 42 for Hillary Rodham Clinton.