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Friday, January 04, 2008

IOWA: "THE BIG TENT" VERSUS ELMER GANTRY'S "REVIVAL TENT "

NRO:
The Tale of the GOP Caucuses [Rich Lowry]

Here's one way to look at it: 60% of voters were evangelicals. Huck beat Romney among them 45-19%. 40% weren't evangelicals. Romney beat Huck among them 33-13%.

01/03 11:04 PM
  • THE NOMINEE OF THE GOP WILL NOT BE DECIDED SOLELY BY SECTARIAN EVANGELICALS.
  • MANY OTHER KEY PRIMARY STATES HAVE FAR FEWER EVANGELICALS THAN IOWA.
  • MITT, MCCAIN, RUDY AND THOMPSON MUST MERELY FIND A WAY TO REMAIN VIABLE UNTIL THOSE STATES HAVE PRIMARIES - STARTING WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE.
  • ONE OF THEM - AND NOT HUCKABEE - WILL BE THE NOMINEE.
END. OF. STORY.

UPDATE - VIA HOT AIR; IT WAS EVEN MORE SKEWED THAN LOWRY WROTE: 80% NOT 60 BUT 80% OF THE GOP "CAUCUSERS" WERE EVANGELICALS, ACCORDING TO THE NYTIMES:
A poll of people entering the Republican caucuses on Thursday showed more than 8 in 10 of his supporters identified themselves as evangelicals.

NO WONDER HUCKABEE WON.

THEY MIGHT AS WELL HAVE HAD THE GOP CAUCUSES IN CHURCHES!

NOTE: I am NOT arguing that evangelicals should have "NO SAY" in picking the nominee. I AM arhuing that they shouldn't have a say which is disproportionate to their true electoral power. In Iowa ... THEY DID.

END. OF. STORY.

2 comments:

Dee said...

This Evangelical despises Huckabee and most of my fellow Evangelical friends don't like him either. I hate to be mean, but Iowa Republicans are idiots and I just hope the rest of the country isn't as stupid. Aaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!

jonjayray said...

I think Huckster is a bit better than Elmer Gantry but he is still a bit of a creep