First sign of spring? Caucuses blooming in Iowa 1/3/12

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A sure sign of spring in even numbered years is political activity, and Iowa has the distinction of being first out of the gate.  Tonight, Republicans will gather in hundreds of locations to tally their preference for the person to oppose the President's reelection bid.  It looks like a horse race that will end close to a dead heat, which will allow several candidates to claim victory.  My guess is that Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, Romney, and Bachmann will all claim that they won the contest.  The excitement is overwhelming (yeah, right).

Iowa apparently enjoys playing host to the neo-carpetbaggers who, every leap year, migrate to the state that they usually just fly over.  There must be some fairly good revenue collected with an estimated $10 million spent on television ads alone.  Anyway, it will all be history for Iowa tomorrow when the circus moves to New Hampshire. 

 

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 Mike Carlier  Lakeville, MN

 

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If there is one good thing about the elections is that all the ads both on air and print gives many people a job for at least a short time.

Jan 03, 2012 08:31 AM #1
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I can't even bear to watch the news anymore.  I'll start watching again when the right has decided on a candidate.

Jan 03, 2012 10:05 AM #2
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Someone suggested that proportional voting could keep even the weakest candidates in the contest all the way to the convention.  Show up there with a pocketful of committed delegates, and there are deals to be made.  I think the Republicans may have miscalculated when they made that switch. 

Observations on part of yesterday's results:  Santorum's success was attributed by someone on CNN to have been his time on the ground in Iowa and his campaigning in all 99 counties.  Nobody mentioned that one other candidate did the same thing, and did it longer, Bachmann.  Bachmann not only campaigned in all 99 counties, but she is also, according to her own words, a native of Iowa, still an Iowan, and ran a business in Iowa for eight years before relocating to Minnesota at age 13.  That super-candidate's efforts got her 5% of the vote.

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