There's no doubt that the primary system is broken. There's no doubt that the Iowa and New Hampshire monopoly needs to end, and that an equitable system needs to be devised to give all states an equal chance of leading the pack. I even think it's bullshit that Florida and Michigan had their delegates stripped. But those two states knew exactly what would happen if they broke the DNC's rules. And as stupid as those rules might've been, they were the rules. So it's lame to now whine about the penalties they knew they'd suffer if they didn't keep to the officially sanctioned calendar.
Ultra-New Yorker Curtis Sliwa showed in his comments why Grassley would be wise to think twice before insulting New Yorkers again.
"I've seen Grassley before," the Guardian Angels founder said. "He wears polyester, waffle-weave, flame-retardant pants that look like they survived the high waters.
"He wants us to come there and drink ethanol, block the hogs and promise farm subsidies and pander ... What does he know? There are more pigs than people [in Iowa]. Iowa is not a reflection of America."
Sliwa, of course, is well known for his choice of headwear:
Granted, Chuck Grassley embraces the hayseed act enthusuastically. Politico picks up on it and memorably calls Grassley "the butthead from Butler County. Huh huh, huh.
But Rudy's flameout once again shows the failure of the Screw Iowa strategy.