Iowa Progress: Tom Vilsack Is Winning Mt. Pleasant
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Progress
Tom Vilsack yesterday annouced the names of 1,159 caucusgoers who will definitely support him in the 2008 caucuses. However, his support is not very broad. Over 13% of those supporters were from Mt. Pleasant, Vilsack's hometown (whereas the ratio of Mt. Pleasant residents to all Iowans is 0.3%). The list also includes the wives of Vilsack's Iowa Field Director, Jesse Harris and his Iowa State Director, Dusky Terry. ... If you serve as Governor of your state for eight years, there should be at least 1,100 people in your state who will automatically support you for President. ... Releasing this list is a nice way to hide ugly poll numbers but the ugly poll numbers will keep on coming out and the lists of new supporters by the hundreds won't.