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  •  Except Iowa quite frequently votes Democratic. (0+ / 0-)

    And when we win, so do other white, rural states (Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, etc.).  In changing the state, do you think there would be a different?  I can guarantee you Kerry would have won big in DE, and in NM as well.  

    The mistake you are making is assuming Iowa determines the winner.  It doesn't.  The Democrats chose to have a compressed primary schedule in '04, which inflated the importance of Iowa.  Then again, I don't see a different result being reached give the list of candidates to chose from.  

    •  Iowa (0+ / 0-)

      In 2004, Iowa clearly did determine the winner.  Kerry rolled right through in other states where he had had no visible campaign and very little support before IA.

      And although Kerry did have his strengths, he wasn't the best candidate for the general election.  If there's one thing we should know by now, it's that we can't nominate a New England or Great Lakes region liberal and expect to win.  Especially if he's also a Senator.

      Would Kerry have done as well in another state?  Maybe, maybe not.  I seriously doubt he would have won NM, where he was challenged even after winning IA and NH, but we'll never really know.

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