Iowa has long enjoyed its place in the presidential-nomination process. But as Ed Kilgore points out, increasing numbers of Republicans are telling the Hawkeye State to take a hike.
The president’s remarks explained a lot, but they didn’t give his critics what they wanted—which is all for the best.
The president’s refusal to publicly attack the GOP over budget cuts has progressives terrified that he'll submit to their demands. But Ed Kilgore says Obama has no intention of caving.