Iowa GOPers Scramble To Defend Caucuses’ Legacy Amid Dem Fiasco

The disaster still unfolding in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses has sown doubt among Democrats and political commentators as to whether Iowa and its antiquated caucus nomination process ought to cast the first vote in the presidential primary race.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1288936

Real Clear Politics has Iowa +3 Trump against his closest Dem challenger.
Of Course Republicans defend this 1st in Nation status and the caucus system. It gives them strategic advantage. Dems are fools to play this game.

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Funny thing is that the caucuses didn’t cause this problem, unless you consider having to report 3 sets of results per precinct instead of one to be a huge burden. This was an unforced error of shoving in a use-once-every-four-years technoogy solution where it was not wanted or needed.

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“The Heart of the Heartland has saved America before,” King tweeted.

So sayeth the Asshole of The Heart of the Heartland.

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The “Iowa Cock-Ups.”

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Better sell your corn dog futures
Iowa FITN may be on their way out
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Can we stop with the Iowa Caucus now? It’s just about bringing money into Iowa - that’s all it is about.

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Time for my mini-rant. National same day primary on the weekend at a time of year when it’s not freezing and snowing!

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Seven Days in May?

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No republican primary, and Iowa will have to foot the bill when Trump campaigns.

Trump voters are such suckers.

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“Iowa’s large population of independent voters White people and its practice of careful deliberation electing idiots like Joni Ernst, Chuck Grassley, and Steve King contributes greatly to the national presidential primary dumbing down of America and makes it the ideal state to kick off the nominating process hold democracy hostage to a rural, sparsely-populated cornfield,” they continued.

Fixed.

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Well when you put it that way, I guess there’s merit after all. For white farmers and stalks of corn.

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Then there would not be a clear winner. The convention would be a mess with back room deals amongest how many candidates?

WEll don’t look now but it’s a mess right now anyway. hahahahahahahahahahaha

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Just want to say that in the blink of an eye, nobody will be talking about Iowa anymore. So no need to get anxious about it.

We’ll be talking about Nevada, where they also have caucuses and are planning to use the same app.

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“Iowa’s unique role encourages a grassroots nominating process that empowers everyday Americans, not Washington insiders or powerful billionaires,” the three Republicans said. “The face-to-face retail politics nature of Iowa’s caucus system also encourages dialogue between candidates and voters that makes our presidential candidates accountable for the positions they take and the records they hold.”

re: the Caldwell tweets

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Hardly anybody will remember it by the time the general rolls around - you’re absolutely right.

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“Let’s nominate a guy like Donald Trump” said no backroom ever.

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Yea IA is, but at the end of the primary season we generally have a clear cut candidate. At least we are winnowing the candidates with successive votes.

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I’m puzzled by the “Iowa will stay where it is” comment. Was there some question that we were going to trade it for Greenland or it would be subsumed into Kansas via Sharpie?

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