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Richert: Eating Crow On Morning After

Today’s appetizer is a nice, big plate of crow: I was among those misguided observers who thought Ron Paul would win Idaho’s GOP caucus Tuesday. Don’t come to me next week looking for help filling out your brackets. You don’t want it. I may not be good at predicting the future, but I am a little bit more comfortable looking at recent events and trying to put them in perspective. So, let’s talk about Tuesday’s historic Idaho GOP caucus. Yes, we all focused on the last-minute, and itself historic, candidate barnstorming through Idaho. And many of us speculated about whether the caucus format favored a candidate such as Paul or Rick Santorum, who could bring out a devoted core of supporters willing to sit through an evening of voting. Yet Tuesday’s caucus played out much like any “typical” election, favoring the candidate with the most obvious inherent competitive advantages/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

DFO: Still wonder how many of us missed so badly on Ron Paul strength — or lack thereof.

Question: Does the caucus election result mean that the Otter/Risch/Simpson mainstream wing of the Idaho GOP still carries more clout than Far Right insurgents? Or simply that there's a whole lotta Mormons down south?


Read more here: http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/03/07/krichert/the_morning_after_takeaway_idaho_caucus_results#storylink=cpy

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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