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    Caucuses tomorrow

    Caucuses tomorrow

    Here’s the plan, subject to change.

    Beginning late morning or lunchtime (Eastern), we’ll have an Open and Update Thread with latest from Iowa.  While the caucuses don’t start until the evening, we’ll try to dig deep for reports of how and what the campaigns are doing.  Bryan will help with the updates.

    In the evening there will be a Live Event in which we can keep each other informed of the results.  The caucuses start at 8 p.m. Eastern, so we’ll go live probably around 7 p.m. Eastern.  Hope you all can make it.

    Suggestions always welcome.


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    Snorkdoodle Whizbang | January 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    “Looking forward to it, thanks. Iowa has actually been a pretty reliable indicator of late, having selected the eventual nominee in the last 3 contested Dem races and in 2 of the last 3 contested GOP races.”

    Well, not really.

    On the Dem side: Out of nine contested Iowa Caucuses since 1972 – Muskie won in 1972, ‘uncommitted’ (my personal fav) won in ’76, Dick Gephardt won in ’88, and Tom Harkin won in ’92 (Bill Clinton, the eventual nominee, garnered a whopping 2.8% in a dismal fourth place). So that’s 4 out of 9 misfires. A bit better than 50% overall.

    For the Repub’s: Out of six contested Iowa Caucuses since 1976 – George H. Bush won in 1980 (Ronald Reagan never won a contested caucus in Iowa), Bob Dole won in ’88, and Mike Huckabee won in 2008. Sot thats 3 out of 6. That’s a 50% failure rate.

    Bottom line – you’d do just as well if you just flipped a coin. The Iowa Caucus is notable only for being first. A brief glimpse back at the historic results of the Iowa contests should tell you that no matter what happens in Iowa tomorrow… it probably won’t mean a damn thing towards the final outcome of the primary process.

    TeaPartyPatriot4ever | January 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Note to Iowans..
    If you decide to elect Romney, a liberal moderate mush Republican RINO Obama-lite elitist.. then you mine as well just vote for Obama, as they are exactly the same in their implementation of policies and programs, and their lying political propaganda about all of it, as they just represent opposite political party’s, but everything else is the same..
    Mass. the State of Liberalism, the State of Ted Kennedy, and the State of Barney Franks, and you want to elect a Gov. from there.. As a Ronald Reagan constitutional tea party conservative. that would be absolutely appalling.

    rightConcept | January 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    On Bolling’s show, Palin said Huntsman should drop out and that this was not Bachman’s time…. OUCH! That one is going to leave a mark.

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