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How important do you consider Tuesday’s Iowa caucus to be?

Response Percent Votes
Insignificant
 
45% 210
Not too important
 
30% 138
Somewhat important
 
18% 83
Very important
 
3% 18
Not sure
 
2% 11
Total 460

Comments

Carol Bowen 2 years, 3 months ago

-We now know for sure that the GOP has no focus. -We also know that Mitt Romney hangs with a nasty crowd. -We have confirmation that opinion and emotion override facts. -None of the candidates have mentioned working with both sides of the isle.

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pace 2 years, 3 months ago

The news producers seem to think it is more significant and cheaper to produce constant 24 hour coverage of all GOP candidates than real news. Really there are a lot of things going on. I would like more coverage on the returning vets, on Occupy efforts, on weather, on crime, on international events. Come on, international coverage consisting of asking foreigners which GOP remark is snarkiest? It is like the Christmas season starting in May.

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its_just_math 2 years, 3 months ago

I voted "insignificant". No matter who makes it through, and we know it's Romney, Obama's history. If the electorate does give Obama a second term, it's adios amigos America. We're effectively down the drain as a nation on the whole. You heard it here first remember.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 3 months ago

The ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class = duped one more time. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2001/0301miller.html

In the end big debt and super duper bailouts were the results which does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power.

In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:

  • Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

  • Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

• Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents.

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

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thebcman 2 years, 3 months ago

IOWA = Idiots Out Wandering Around The only good thing to come out of Iowa is I-35

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George Lippencott 2 years, 3 months ago

An insignificant population of advocates has spoken. You would think we could find a better way to select canidates.

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blue73harley 2 years, 3 months ago

It is important in the fact that it eliminated Bachmann. I was growing weary of her constant denial that her campaign was going down the toilet. Reality finally set in, I guess.

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beatrice 2 years, 3 months ago

Obviously, it is very, very important. Just look at all the buzz and excitement it creates on this poll alone, let alone the dozens of related stories fighting for people's attention. I mean, how can people not get excited by Iowa, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum? Party likes it 1899!

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rockchalk1977 2 years, 3 months ago

A good first step in replacing the most inexperienced president in human history... Barry Hussein Obama II.

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CLARKKENT 2 years, 3 months ago

TO BAD PERRY DIDN'T WIN, MAYBE HE WOULD HAVE TAKEN BROWNBACK WITH HIM.

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Jeff Zamrzla 2 years, 3 months ago

@1Julie1 - Perry has the cash, but not the stamina. Bachmann is out of money and no one cared for her brand of crazy after the straw poll back in June. Buddy Roemer and John Huntsman will both be dropping out as well any day. Instant Runoff Voting would provide a better way to handle elections, get mega money out of our government, and end the corruption that is stagnating our country's growth.

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1julie1 2 years, 3 months ago

But to say it is "insignificant" is to be blind to its effect on the Republican race.

Hours after it is over Bachmann has quit the fight and Perry can begin counting the hours until he returns to Texas.

And if you think Iowa has more rednecks and religious nuts than Kansas you must not get out much in the Sunflower state. Having lived in both for long periods of time I'd say it's a tie.

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BABBOY 2 years, 3 months ago

Only important in that it is the start of goofy season.

DIST makes an interesting point. But, frankly, if there is a place more whack than Kansas, Iowa is one of those places....... (even more red necks and religious nuts)

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 3 months ago

The Iowa caucus is one of the most costly political events held in the nation. It costs taxpayers billions of dollars. Ethanol, and the billions in political pork and subsidies, would not exist if not for the payoff of the Iowa caucus. So, yes, it is important ... at least to Iowa's subsidized farmers and industries.

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