Iowa Voice: Underestimating Iowa
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Voice
I'm seeing a lot of blogs that are trivializing the Straw Poll and the entire state of Iowa as a whole, and I just want to say one thing: stop it. I live here, you know. I love this state and everything it represents... It's a great state to raise a family in. It's because Iowa is like this that I have chosen to stay here and it's because Iowa is such a great state that I will likely grow old and die here. To be honest, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else... So you guys on the coasts who think Iowa doesn't matter, think again. If a candidate can't win here, if they can't get the support of traditionally conservative voters (not Republican, mind you, but conservatives), then they aren't going to win anywhere else in the midwest. And I needn't remind you that Republicans, in order to win the White House, NEED the midwest.