My (little) pony in this race

So I’ve been thinking through the various scenarios, trying to puzzle out what I’d like to see happen in Iowa. And I’ve concluded that, whatever else goes down, the main thing I’m hoping for is a third or fourth-place finish for Dick Gephardt.
It’s not that he’s a bad guy. He’s not. It’s just that this field has been too crowded for too long. And Gephardt coming in third or fourth seems like the only sure-thing scenario for a post-Iowa drop out.