Analysis: Where to look for early hints of how the caucuses are trending

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 | 5:01 p.m. CST; updated 5:57 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

DES MOINES, Iowa — Want an early hint how the Republican caucuses are going? Check Plymouth County on Thursday evening in remote northwest Iowa — chilly home of Blue Bunny ice cream and a hotbed of evangelical activists who could sway the first voting of the 2008 presidential campaign.