Skip to comments.Who They Will Endorse and Will It Will Mean for the 2012 Iowa Caucus
Posted on 02/16/2011 9:37:15 AM PST by bigred08
The pursuit of endorsements from Iowas key GOP politicians creates a new dynamic for presidential candidates. Unlike the 2008 Caucus, when Steve King was the only major elected office holder who offered an endorsement, Iowa has four top Republican officials who could play a key role in 2012. Last weeks news that Senator Charles Grassley plans to endorse a candidate as early as this summer has campaigns angling for his affection.
The key to an impactful endorsement is whether or not it comes with the full political weight of the endorser. Will the endorsers staff, advisors, donors, and top volunteers also get involved? Will the endorser make calls to activists and try to sway their opinion? Those are questions the endorsee must ask or it is not worth their time and effort.
With that in mind, here are the four key Iowa GOP politicians that presidential candidates will be courting over the next several months, who they might back, who they probably wont back, and what their endorsement could mean.
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I hope it’s the only non-gay one , Ron Paul.
A lot of us are fed up with Rinos in Iowa determining the next Republican loser for president.
Hopefully, the conservative republicans will just ignore this pimple on the road to being a president.
God help us if it’s him.
Our only hopes are Romney, Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels and maybe Jon Huntsman./s
Move on, get hip, the others are a gaggle of compromised new ‘vorld order ( insert derogatory term here
Don’t worry. He didn’t get mentioned in connection with any of the 4. lol
RINO’s in Iowa and RINO’s in New Hampshire: two groups which should be ignored.
We don’t have a RINO problem exactly here in Iowa. We do in the respect that we have a big block of religious conservatives who’ll vote for the person who says ‘Jesus’ the most. That’s why they picked the Schumckabee last time and Robertson in the 80’s.
This time? I don’t know. I think it’s a free-for-all-here right now.
That said, Iowa isn’t all that important. It’s more a testing ground. It’s important for the candidate who’s a rising start to make a name and get some momentum. It’s a killer for front runners like Romney who had to blow alot of dough and effort to come on 2nd after a big hype that he’d win. But we only pick the winner of the whole shebang about 1/2 the time or less on the GOP side.
The GOP will nominate Romney to face the annointed one...bet on it.
Love her, & Ron Paul, & anyone uncompromised, & no I wasn’t considering her âas one of the guys.â
If you say “Jesus” and “ethanol” in the same sentence, people faint,too.
If it’s Romney, we’re going to get our asses kicked.
Not being on their radar is NOT a good thing! :)
Yep, true conservatives will stay home.
All 5 of you who won't vote for anyone anyway.
Ron Paul is a tard.
This shows you do not have the slightest idea of WHO goes to the caucuses in Feb. in Iowa.
Pay attention to who has won it in previous years.
If Iowa has a problem, it's that we are dominated by single issue (abortion) voters and that issue takes precedence over all others.
I agree with that but the last time, Iowa chose Huck and even though he has impeccable pro-life credentials, he is no conservative but that didn't matter.
It is also our job to weed out the bottom feeders.
I don't have the slightest clue who I will support.
Glad to hear it! Because it`s going to be Palin/West 2012
Iowa and take its corn subsides (caucuses too) and shove ‘m where the sun don’t shine!
IA is SUPER Important in 2012.
If the nominee is not perceived as being a solid social conservative, you can write the state off quickly. A lukewarm caucus performance does not bode well for the nominee.
More importantly, IA offers a path to victory without winning OH. If our nominee wins the McCain States + NC,IN,VA, and FL (all very good at the moment), then we could theoretically lose OH, but still win the election by winning IA+CO and either NV or WI.
In the future, please restrict your blog material to the bloggers forum.
It’s going to be easier to win Ohio than Iowa, Wisconsin, Nevada or Colorado
Iowa is serious Yankee land....no disrespect
no red meat for them
I look at all the bs that comes from the liberal MSM on Iowa and NH, and how they manipulate the reality to create the Republican candidate for the next election.
SO $crew it.
Iowa/NH will lose a lot of money, and America will probably be better off.
“RINOs in Iowa and RINOs in New Hampshire: two groups which should be ignored.”
Ignore these small potholes or pimples in selecting the Republican Presidential candidate as their importance is blown out of porportion by the left wing MSM to force a loser as a candidate for our party.
Huck and “pro-life” — that’s a joke! Ask the families of all those cops in WA who died at the hand of the killer he gave clemency to.
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