August 25, 2013


Iowa GOP Fears Its Role in Presidential Selection Is Diminishing

New York Times: "On the surface, Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses seem healthier than ever: would-be candidates are flocking here mere months after the last White House race ended, drawing sizable crowds and ample news coverage... But Iowa's political leaders, always looking ahead to the next campaign, worry that looks can be deceiving and that the prized role of the Republican caucuses is in jeopardy. Establishment Republicans fear that conservatives have become such a dominant force in the nominating process here that they may drive mainstream presidential candidates away."

"That would relegate the caucuses to little more than a test of the party's right-wing sentiment, and would do little to identify and propel the eventual nominee."










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