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.
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.
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