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Iowa is not the best choice for the first presidential selection process and a caucus is the worst possible way to identify a strong candidate. They should pick a state like Ohio or Florida. A large enough population and not a red or blue shoe in.
Another problem with Iowa having outsized influence is we get ethanol in our gas to destroy our engines. It would be cheaper to simply pay Iowa farmers to not grow the corn or to sell it in 50lb bags to be used for fuel in pellet stoves. Then our gas milage would be better and our engines wouldn't be destroyed by the methanol.
It was a hilarious caucus, though, wasn't it? And the reaction to the results is comedy gold. Whether it's CNN or Fox, all the commentators want to talk about is Rubio. "Mrs. Clinton, now that the results are in, how do you feel about the prospect of running against Rubio?" As AceHQ said last night, "third is the new first." These people would rather die than discuss Cruz openly, or admit that their predictions about Trump were mistaken. On the Dem side, I'm still shaking my head over the idea that Clinton could be locked in what amounts to a tie with a lifelong avowed Socialist, or that Clinton could be crowing over a "win" on the scale of a 0.2% edge. A truly bizarre season.