Well, I''m back and I agree with Paul Krugman on this :
The outsized role the Iowa caucuses play in the nomination process is, as almost everyone acknowledges, sort of stupid. But where does it come from? The immediate answer is that it’s about the news media, which seize on the Iowa results and use them to tell narratives that can, in turn, have a huge impact on fundraising and later voting.
I''m sure Iowa is a fine state and that Iowans take politics seriously but man, I just hate the Iowa Caucuses and everything they represent !