The Iowa Caucuses took place last night, and Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee were the winners. If you need an introduction to this intriguing process, then CNN has a useful beginner's guide here. Assessments of these victories are likely to proliferate, but for now, Salon dissects Obama's victory, whilst Time ponders whether Huckabee can stay on top. The next big event of the 2008 election will be the New Hampshire primaries, next Tuesday. How significant do you think these victories are? Let us know in the comments.