The Hawkeye State
Don’t start printing “Chuck 2016″ signs just yet.
Senator Chuck Schumer may be heading to the cornfields of Iowa, a longtime tradition for pols seeking the White House. But he insisted over Twitter this afternoon that he has no such ambitions.
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Former Vice Presidential candidate, Alaska governor and reality TV star Sarah Palin isn’t ready to throw her name in the 2012 presidential race — but she doesn’t want to be taken out of it either. Palin continued to tease the possibility of a White House run at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa Saturday. Read More
While schmoozing around the Iowa State Fair today, Mitt Romney did more conspicuous eating-for-the-cameras than Calista Flockhart at a Yankees game.
Food is a great prop, right? Hand-held fair food is basically the opposite of
A corn dog.
A hot dog.
He was, sadly, Read More
That was awkward. When Stephen Colbert was invited to testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Security, it was bound to be an interesting moment for C-SPAN viewers. And Colbert didn’t disappoint, offering up a spirited in-character attack on undocumented workers that was actually a sly attempt to undermine opponents of Read More
Not every presidential nominee in the modern era has won both Iowa and New Hampshire. But they have all received a boost from at least one of them.
And therein lies Hillary Clinton’s predicament: If she loses to Barack Obama on Tuesday night, she will have suffered back-to-back defeats in the lead-off states, both in Read More
Yesterday’s Times report from Iowa was produced to an Allman Brothers soundtrack.
The newspaper’s bureau in Des Moines is a conference room on the third floor of a building which, in the large banquet room immediately through the wall, had booked Ron Paul’s fifth-place victory party.
Hillary-beat reporter Pat Healy said that “one second it’s Read More
The Clinton campaign is playing up the idea that the results of Iowa have historically been an aberration.
“Well, you know Iowa does not have the best track record in determining who the party’s nominee is,” Hillary said earlier today. “Everybody knows that.”
Except she’s wrong.
There have been seven meaningful Iowa caucuses in Read More
Bill Clinton is pre-emptively downplaying the significance of any poor showing by his wife tonight and next week in New Hampshire, reminding everyone that he didn’t win a primary until Georgia in 1992.
It’s not an ideal analogy, though.
It is true that Clinton’s first ’92 win was in Georgia and that the Read More
Sometime on Thursday night, at least one Democrat and Republican will be declared “winners” of the Iowa caucuses. These candidates may or may not have received the most votes; the declaration will be a subjective judgment by the media.
And no matter what New Hampshire’s proudly independent voters say, history shows that this verdict will Read More