Republican presidential hopeful former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani signs autographs after attending a rally in Cincinnati, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007.
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley said today that it was a mistake for Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator John McCain to not participate in the Ames GOP Straw Poll.
Senator Grassley is parochial for Iowa since he has represented them in the United States Senate for decades. But, as far as understanding the Presidential race for 2008, he does NOT have a clue.
The race is front loaded. In other words, there will be more early primaries in large GOP delegate-rich states. For example, in California, Florida and Illinois the campaigns will be fought with expensive media campaigns. It is all about campaign resources and the appropriate management of them.
Participation in an expensive Iowa “dog and pony show” for a state that has one fifth the delegates as California is STUPID.
Grassley may be stupidly parochial but Rudy is NOT a fool.
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