Friday, January 04, 2008

A Little Reminder About Iowa

Bill Clinton got a mere 3 percent here in 1992 because a popular local candidate stole the show. Ronald Reagan lost here to George Bush in 1980, but still made the White House. Two terms on, George Bush senior came third in Iowa but became president. Even Jimmy Carter's legendary victory in Iowa in 1976 (28 percent) is only legendary because the number of invalid votes (37 percent) has been forgotten.

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