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How the Democrats Squelched Dissent In Iowa
Corrente Wire has a great exposé of exactly why concerted efforts to stand uncommitted delegates against President Obama went nowhere in Tuesday's Iowa Caucuses. But even the party machine couldn't hide the distaste for supporting Obama or his party among Iowa Democrats.
Turnout numbers show just 25,000 Democrats caucused Tuesday - that's a
drop of 25,000.
That's right! Just HALF of eligible voters turned out for this incumbent Democrat as compared to the turnout for the party's last incumbent, Bill Clinton, who drew 50,000 faithful in 1996.
Of course, back then, more people believed the "two party" kabuki. The numbers from Tuesday are encouraging indeed when viewed in terms of the number of (former?) partisans who have awakened to the reality of UniParty collusion and malfeasance in the past 16 years.
Here's hoping that awakening prompts disaffected New Hampshire Democrats to turn out in droves - and to join the NPA in endorsing Darcy Richardson, who has fully endorsed the Unified Platform.
We consider Richardson's campaign to give Obama objectors within the Democratic Party voice to be a critical step in garnering united support for an independent or third-party presidency in 2012.
New Hampshire Democrats, spread the word: Vote Darcy next Tuesday!