posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 10:18 PM
reply to post by Algernonsmouse
Tell me what winning first place in iowa anything matters?
Really tell me.
Then tell Huckabee or Robertson, or any of the other iowa winners.
Well, first off, what about Obama, Kerry, Bush, Gore, Clinton, Dole, Bush Sr., Reagan...I could probably keep going, but there are plenty of party
nominees and presidents in that list already...
Secondly - Huckabee's fundraising always sucked, his organization sucked, and so forth. As far as Robertson, I've never looked into his campaign,
but we'd want to look at his organization, fundraising, and party response. That said - Paul's fundraising is awesome, he has the best organization
out there today, and Steve Deace has a nice analysis of what's likely to happen if the GOP goes scorched-earth on Paul after an Iowa win.
And finally - what does Iowa matter? It signals electability. It provides media spotlight, public attention, and a bump/momentum moving into later
states (with Paul already sitting pretty in NH, moving up in SC, first in Montana and a few other states...).
Did you have any other questions?