Hawkeye Review: The "untouchables"
Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review
There are certain "untouchable topics" in the political realm and
today I outline the fact that indeed, they exist and though not known
to the average voter, they shape the entire political sphere. I find
it interesting that other blogs and some media outlets may overtly
refer to one of these "untouchables," but rarely will anyone go the
distance and fully develop the story...and thus, expose the political
realities that we're left to contend with... It seems the Iowa 2012
caucuses have suddenly become a hot topic. Who will play? Who will
bypass Iowa's first in the nation contest for tactical-strategic
purposes? The emergence of the "whisper campaign" here in the Iowa
political realm has only served to damage the political traditions and
the long term viability of our first in the nation status. You need
no money to run a whisper campaign and this tactic exists to destroy
anything resembling a "level playing field" in the Iowa caucuses.