Monday, August 13, 2007

Dick Polman points out how Romney's vote total (4516) in Iowa fell short of the 2nd place finisher in 1999, Steve Forbes, who received 4921 votes. In fact, voter turnout this past weekend was 40% lower than in 1999.

It brings to mind perhaps the GOP's biggest problem for the 2008 race: lack of interest. Republican voters may not cross over to vote for the other party, but that doesn't mean they simply won't stay home in droves, putting much less pressure on the Dems to get out the vote. Now let's just hope the machines work....

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