Iowa Caucuses Scheduled Tentatively for January 3
Matt | On 07, Oct 2011
The marathon race to the Election Day 2012 will soon be underway.
Iowa, the lead state in the GOP primaries, has penciled Tuesday, January 3, 2012 as their caucus date. The Republican Party is ultimately responsible for determining what states vote when in the primary.
Political observers find this important because so many states are jockeying this year to be first (or one of the first) to host Republican voters during primary season. Being first means more visits from candidates and increased media attention. And in this age of “the soundbite” and a few states holding all the cards, it’s inevitable. Expect to see announcements from New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina to name a few to get their names near the top of the primary list.
I know. It’s not fair. But, it’s part of the attention-whore culture we live in. We should be used to this by now, though.
For Democrats in Iowa, January 3 won’t really mean much. President Obama is running virtually unopposed on the Dem side, so there isn’t as much hype about the state from liberals.
Please brace yourselves for the madness that awaits us in 2012. ::deep sigh::