Thursday, August 30, 2007

Oh no they don't! Wyoming to Move Ahead of Iowa?

From Political Wire...

According to the AP, Wyoming Republicans "have jumped to the head of the pack in the US presidential nominating process, moving their caucus to January 5, ahead of even the traditional early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.”
Yes, you probably can't win Wyoming without doing retail politics and it doesn't cost much to run ads there, so every candidate would be able to participate, but are there even enough people there to make it worth campaigning there. Wyoming's population comes in at just over 500,000 people compared to Iowa's 3 million people. Iowa has a some decent sized cities in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Dubuque, Waterloo, Iowa City. Wyoming has Cheyenne and Laramie. When candidates campaign there, there needs to be some kind of crowd.

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