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The Candidate They Deserve

Try to wrap your mind around this [1]: 75% of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers say they would vote for a candidate who is less conservative but can win, and 49% say that they would vote for someone with different social views, but 58% say they want a Republican who is more conservative than Bush, with only a third wanting to continue with Bush or have “less conservative” policies.  In short, many of these voters are saying that they would trade their overall preference for more conservatism for a less conservative winner–no wonder they never get what they want!