Cillizza Claims Iowa Republicans Dislike McCain Because He Skipped the 2000 Caucuses
You can't make this stuff up sometimes.
For Chris Cillizza, the Washington Post's lead scribe on '08 politics, immigration, campaign finance reform, the Gang of 14, global warming junkets to Greenland, working with Democrats, considering Kerry's VP offer, and hiring Deaniacs have nothing to do with why Iowa Republicans might dislike John McCain. No, instead, the only possible explanation for McCain's 25 percent unfavorable rating in the Iowa poll showing him getting owned by Rudy is that he skipped the Iowa Caucuses in six years ago.
Never mind that McCain's unfavorable ratings among Republicans nationally are almost the same: 27 percent.
If this is the level of understanding of grassroots conservative politics that the pro-McCain Beltway media brings to the table, my confidence that Rudy will be nominee is very well placed indeed.
Other than that, he does give the Iowa poll a pretty good writeup. But sheesh... some people need to start paying closer attention to America outside the Beltway.