Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Like It or Not, Iowa Will Lead the Way in Choosing GOP Nominee - Byron York - Townhall Conservative

Like It or Not, Iowa Will Lead the Way in Choosing GOP Nominee - Byron York - Townhall Conservative

  • "With the 2012 Iowa caucuses just around the corner -- a scant eight months away -- it's time for the quadrennial season of Iowa bashing.

    "It's undemocratic," wrote the New York Times' David Leonhardt, bemoaning the outsized clout of Iowa and New Hampshire. "It is unfair to voters in the other 48 states." Leonhardt's concerns are the same as most of the critics: Iowa's caucus-goers are too white, too old, too well-off and too small-town to play such a large role in the process.

    Well, they were just as white, old and small-town four years ago when Iowa played a significant role in starting Sen. Barack Obama on his way to the Democratic nomination. Where were the complaints that the caucuses' verdict was undemocratic? "

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