I’m not aware if this twerp Mike Lupica was writing about politics back in 2008, but I suspect if he was at the time of the 2008 Iowa caucuses, won by Barack Obama, that he was as virulently bigoted against both the inhabitants of Iowa or the Democratic candidates. Look, I realize this guy is a sportswriter by trade, but if the New York Daily News wants someone to cover politics, at least find someone who isn’t so hateful.
This isn’t some scattershot attack on all voters of Iowa, not even the dim ones who now graze toward Rick Santorumas we move up on the Opening Day of the primary season.
No, this is about the ridiculous way we select our presidential nominees in this country, the ridiculously small sampling of voters who will turn out on Tuesday for a caucus process that I’m sure not even poor Rick Perry understands.Translation: Perry is stupid.But you know who wins Iowa? Lumps like Mike Huckabee, that’s who.
I am actually rooting for crazy Ron Paulon Tuesday, just for the sheer color of it all, though in Paul’s case, you worry a bit discussing color, worrying that you might rile up some of his real white supporters.Translation: Well, he might have a point about Paul.Iowa isn’t a true sampling of anything, unless you are waiting to see if evangelicals can get out enough of an anti-Mitt Romneyvote to stop the Mormon.Translation: Romney’s a Mormon? Gee, I had no idea.Iowa: A great big rainbow coalition of a state where 2.9% of the people are African-American, and 5% of the people are Hispanic.
So we are talking about a state about as white as the National Hockey League.
Translation: Lupica suffers greatly from white guilt or something.
Of course, not all Iowans are goobers and religious nuts and people who take Ron Paul and Rick Santorum seriously. So many of the people who will let their voices be heard on Tuesday are Americans concerned enough to turn out and cast votes.