The Iowa Caucuses, 1972-2008: A Eulogy

Peverill Squire 1
  • 1 University of Missouri - Columbia

The Iowa Caucuses have been at the front of the nomination process since 1972. There are strong indications that their first in the nation status may not last past this campaign season. I offer an assessment of the caucuses by examining six myths that have developed about them.

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