LIGHTNING ROUND.

  • Someone must have declared Wednesday web video day: Hillary says "caucusing is easy"; an Israeli humor site animates the race; and a little boy in Kenya is inspired by the name Obama to dream about a bigger future. That last one in particular is worth a watch, because it shows just how much power American ideas and actions -- such as the ideals of justice popularized by the civil and women's rights movements -- can have around the world.

  • Mike Huckabee's shoe-string campaign is soliciting $1 donations -- "a buck for Huck!" -- i.e. e-mail addresses for list-building purposes. A solicitation letter to supporters points out that he's broken the 20 percent barrier in Iowa despite having "spent $0 on television advertising."
  • And Zephyr Teachout issues a challenge to political reporters.

--Garance Franke-Ruta

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