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« on: February 02, 2016, 06:37:50 pm »

I was reading old editions of newspapers and I found in each election year, articles written in the day after the Iowa caucus

In summary

1976
Iowa caucus is just a test. The number of delegates is small, they don't have obligation to vote in the national convention according to the cáucus
DEM: Uncommited won, Jimmy Carter ranked best among the candidates. His organization works very well, his smile is almost a stone, he is a flip flop. His main campaing issue for the evangelic Iowa voters was anti-abortion proposals. The result was a disaster for Udall, who can leave the race.
REP: Reagan was expected to win, Ford won a narrow race. The presidente showed he is still strong.

1980
DEM: Despite the disasters in Iran and Afghanistan, Carter won. Ted's strategy of appealing to the centrist voters is bad. He was not being able to exite liberal voters.
REP: Bush's victory was an upset. Reagan was arrogant and didn't fight for Iowa. But since Iowa has so few delegates, Reagan is still the favorite. Bush is dumb.

1984
DEM: Mondale won easily and he will get the Democratic nomination easily. Mondale is not a strong politician. He is afraid of being too liberal. But the reelection will not be very easy for Reagan. Mondale is good in debates. If he get the nomination fast, he will have enough time to beat Reagan.

1988
DEM: Hart is dead. Gephardt won because his protetionist appeal fits very well in Iowa. Dukakis is still the strongest D candidate, although his face is too eastern in a country full of blond people with blue eyes. Dukakis probably will win New Hampshire, the state where the Massachusetts inhabitants buy whiskey, due to the low taxes. Jesse Jackson can have many black votes in the South in the Super Tuesday, but race liberalism is not enough to win the presidency. Al Gore, the handsome senator from Tenneessee, wil have many votes in the South too. His has a crazy wife who wants to burn obscene heavy metal records.
REP: Bush was only the third place, but he is still the favorite to win the Republican nomination. His defeat in Iowa might have been caused by the farming crisis. Dole won. Pat Robertson's second place was a surprise.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2016, 06:49:08 pm »

1992
DEM: Tom Harkin won. He was expected to win Iowa. But he is doing very bad in the polls for New Hampshire. Paul Tsongas is doing well. Bill Clinton was considered the favorite one month ago, but he was hurt by his sexual scandals. Polls show that most of the voters don't care about candidates' private life, but Clinton is not doing well.

1996
REP: Dole won, but the narrow result showed that he won't get the nomination easily. Pat Buchanan, who doesn't have experience in politics, had a good result because of the religious right.
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