Why Iowa?: How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process
University of Chicago Press, 2011 - Political Science - 314 pages
If Barack Obama had not won in Iowa, most commentators believe that he would not have been able to go on to capture the Democratic nomination for president. Why Iowa? offers the definitive account of those early weeks of the campaign season: from how the Iowa caucuses work and what motivates the candidates’ campaigns, to participation and turnout, as well as the lingering effects that the campaigning had on Iowa voters. Demonstrating how “what happens in Iowa” truly reverberates throughout the country, five-time Iowa precinct caucus chair David P. Redlawsk and his coauthors take us on an inside tour of one of the most media-saturated and speculated-about campaign events in American politics.
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It has it's place but politics is probably the least favorite thing I could ever read about. The writing was actually fine :) thanks goodness! Read full review