Iowa is unrepresentative of the United States and Iowa caucus goers are even more divorced from the American populace. And that’s exactly why Iowa is actually representative of our unrepresentative American electoral politics. Iowa is the American election process on speed -- if speed was made from ethanol.
Republican presidential candidates face a dilemma on same sex marriage. What will excite GOP caucus goers in Iowa will doom prospects in New Hampshire; but playing to New Hampshire voters means devastating defeat in Iowa.