Who Do You Want to Win the Iowa Caucus?
Today’s Dilemma: Who do you want to win Iowa?
Tonight at 7 pm, Republicans in Iowa will gather at over 800 different sites to cast their votes for the caucuses. Like it or not, Iowa always represents a key victory for any presidential hopeful simply because it’s the first. Whether you’re hoping Perry wins so Obama will have a cake walk, or for Romney so Obama will be one-and-done, we all have something at stake tonight.
Matt: As everyone knows by now, the polls are leaning toward Romney. I’d have to throw in my support behind him; he represents the best chance against Obama. He’s not perfect — we all know his flip-flopping past. Still, on top of being a successful business man, he’s been married to the same woman for over 20 years and doesn’t drink (for religious reasons, yes). I hate when people say personal life doesn’t matter in picking presidents. I don’t want a cheating scumbag like Gingrich in office any more than I wanted Clinton. America can do better. On the flip side to all this, I must admit that Ron Paul has become increasingly appealing to me over the past few weeks. He may be the only candidate who will bring about real change…if only because his views are so different and strong. That being said, his isolationist standpoint on foreign policy is absolutely nuts. He would have us in some sort of pre-Revolutionary agrarian society by the time he’s 80.
Alex: I’m not a fan of any of them. There are some that I would definitely prefer to get the nomination over others (Rick, Rick, Newt or even Ron would be fine with me…none of them stand a chance). Like Matt said, Ron Paul is very popular and would bring some real change…though most of that change would probably not be too great for the country. Especially his foreign policy. That being said, I’m confident either way, and even if Mitt wins I don’t think it would be a huge disaster for Obama. I’m also not sure if the Iowa Caucus is as important as everyone thinks. It definitely helps to win it, but a strong enough candidate can get over an early loss in Iowa or New Hampshire.