The Iowa Republican: Is Romney planning to bypass Iowa?
Excerpted from this post at The Iowa Republican
A good friend of mine was once asked by the media, "Why does the
presidential nominating process start in Iowa?" Sure, there is a
historical way answer to the question, but my friend smiled and
answered the reporter's question with one of his own. "Why is the Rose
Bowl played in Pasadena?" The point that he was making was a simple
one, the reason Iowa kicks off the nomination process is because it's
something we have been doing for a long time now, its ingrained into
the political process, and it has to start somewhere, so why not Iowa?
It never takes long for the presidential activity to return to Iowa
after an election. In fact, potential presidential candidates were
making their way to Iowa long before President Obama was even
inaugurated. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was in Iowa less than
three weeks after Obama defeated McCain in the general election.