Mainstream Iowan: Iowa Becomes A Blue State; Democrats Sweep Iowa
Excerpted from this post at Mainstream Iowan
For well over a week, I have been turned off by negative campaign ads and the scores of telephone calls disturbing our family meals. Additionally, political campaigns have become so dirty and sleazy, many potential good candidates who would serve us well will not subject themselves to political campaigns. Sleazy mudslinging in campaigns will continue because it works. Having been turned off by this, I did not even stay up and watch the television returns. ... The great 72 hour Republican voter turnout did not work and Northwest Iowa did not come through as was thought. The State of Iowa is divided with the East being Blue (Democrat) while the West is Red (Republican).