The Iowa Republican: What will be the major issues of 2010?
Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican
With marriage licenses being issued to gay couples all across Iowa,
political pundits and strategists have begun to discuss what the
political ramifications will be for candidates in 2010 and beyond.
Since the Iowa Supreme Court's decision on April 3rd, the issue of gay
marriage has been front and center in Iowa, and it is expected to
remain there for quite some time. While it is safe to say that gay
marriage will be an issue in next year's elections, the 18 months
between now and Election Day represents a lifetime in politics. In the
most recent presidential election, Sen. John McCain was able to win
the Republican nomination mainly because the surge in Iraq was
successful. McCain was the main advocate for the strategy, and thus
was rewarded for it.