They have reported with 62% of the results in, that Buttigieg and Bernie are in the lead. Notably Biden is in 4th spot, and even Amy Klobachar’s camp is claiming they are virtually tied with Biden.
There are already some relevant points to be gleaned from the Iowa race. Buttigieg, a formerly unknown Mayor of a small city (also gay) has demonstrated superior political and organizational skills to the other Dems in the race. Iowa is a particularly good trial to determine that. Bernie is on his heels, but Bernie had an existing political infrastructure from last time, and Bernie is a known commodity. That Pete could beat Bernie and the rest, says something.
Another thing relevant to Bernie, is that his whole paradigm depends on his promised ability to bring in massive numbers of new voters. But the overall turnout in this Iowa election was not particularly great.
So Buttigieg, I think, did what he needed to do in Iowa. But it is looking like it is going to be a drawn out process. Whether it will or won’t be Buttigieg, someone in this field has to win this nomination process. And I think the winner will deserve our utmost support, whoever it may be.
The other notable point is that Biden did relatively poorly.