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© Jack Ohman

The Iowa caucuses happen Tuesday (yes, tomorrow), and it seems like nobody knows who the winner will be. Some polls show Ron Paul in front. Some show Mitt Romney winning. Some show Rick Santorum surging from behind (sorry).

The bottom line (sorry again) is … who cares? If you look at the six contested GOP primaries since 1976, the winner of the Iowa caucuses has gone on to be elected president just once. And that lone accurate prediction was George W. Bush in 2000. Big whoop.

As far as I can tell, the only real winner of the Iowa caucuses is the media, which loves a horse race like this.



  1. ebdoug wrote:

    And almost every poll shows Obama ahead of any Republican.

    Monday, January 2, 2012 at 8:41 am | Permalink
  2. Laurie wrote:

    “Santorum surging from behind”

    LOL but GACK!

    Monday, January 2, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Permalink