In Flyover Country: Is Yepsen right?
Excerpted from this post at In Flyover Country
... Yepsen underscores the claim that the Iowa Caucuses cost the Democrats the 2004 election by selecting the liberal Kerry, and makes a comparison to the stumbling Obama. Unfortunately for Iowa politicos, Yepsen is right again. First, if Obama loses, the Clintons will put a stake through the heart of the caucuses. It will be their party again. Second, and what he didn't write about, is that with Iowa Republicans giving the win to a fundamentalist Christian Leader, we've shit our Republican nest as well. Sorry all you Huckamaniacs, but the country will NEVER nominate or elect a candidate with a profile like Mike Huckabee. Set aside how much McCain hates the Iowa Caucuses (and believe us, he does), when mainstream candidates drop out of our straw poll, and don't compete hard in the caucuses, it's for a reason. And the reason is, the fundamentalist Christians want to make our caucuses about who is most radically pro-life, or most radically anti-gay.