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Monday, December 24, 2007

Temporary Iowa Truce; Endorsements to Come

Iowa Caucus Analysis, Monday, December 24th

Every four years, in Decembers prior to presidential primaries, there are several days of politically predetermined placidity in the middle of maniacal mayhem. For the several days preceding and including Christmas, there is an uneasy and unofficial truce between candidates. This truce, this unspoken agreement, this purposefully temporary armistice, states that the candidates will let people enjoy the holidays, because berating them with more commercials or canvassers is not only inelegant, but probably hurtful to their campaign.

And so we wait. We wait for the eye of the hurricane to pass. Beginning on Thursday the 27th, there is exactly one week of news left to report before the Iowa Caucus. The caucus is on Thursday, January 3rd, where all the polling data and hypothetical scenarios are replaced with voters actually casting votes.

Next week, on Wednesday morning, this blog will be endorsing a Republican for President. On Thursday morning - a Democrat. And then we wait for exit polls, news reports, and hopefully by the end of the night, results from Iowa.


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