Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses yesterday. Each gave an acceptance speech. Blawgletter reproduces below the opening three paragraphs of each.
I wasn’t sure that I would ever be able to love a state as much as I love my home state of Arkansas.
But, tonight, I love Iowa a whole lot.
Over the past several months, my family and I have had the marvelous joy and privilege of getting to know many of you. And it’s been an incredible honor.
They said this day would never come. They said our sights were set too high. They said this country was too divided, too disillusioned to ever come together around a common purpose.
But on this January night, at this defining moment in history, you have done what the cynics said we couldn’t do.
You have done what the state of New Hampshire can do in five days. You have done what America can do in this new year, 2008.