Thursday, July 2, 2015
Please check my math...
According to the nice people at RealClearPolitics, Scott Walker leads the Republican field in Iowa with 17.5 percent. (Ben Carson and Jeb Bush are tied for second with 9.3 percent.)
And according to this piece in the Washington Post, about 120,000 souls will turn out for the Iowa caucuses next January or February.
Now, 17.5 percent of 120,000 is 21,000, right? And that's out of a total population of about 3.1 million.
So that means that .007, or 7/10 of one percent, of the population of Iowa will have a big hand in choosing the next Republican candidate for president. (New Hampshire could upend all that shortly after.)
Is this any way to run a railroad?