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Friday, October 05, 2007

Cyclone Conservatives: Iowa Republicans, Democrats Must Caucus On Same Day

Excerpted from this post at Cyclone Conservatives

After reading David Yepsen's column today in the Des Moines Register,
I was rather disappointed again. Yepsen has written columns in the
past that have suggested that he does not view Iowa's position as
"First in the Nation" as legitimate and worth fighting for. I'm not
surprised by this at all, considering Yepsen keeps pushing a system
that would allow the state that had the closest percentage margin
between the candidates in the previous election to go first. The Iowa
Caucuses first came to prominence in 1972 and there was a mutual
decision in 1976 between the parties to hold the event on the same day
because they understood the need to make it a heightened media bonanza
of sorts. If the Iowa Caucuses are to survive, a united front by both
parties in Iowa must exist.


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