Saturday, January 05, 2008

The Audacity of Dopes: Iowa In Retrospect - A Celebrated Mind-Changer Changed Her Mind Again

A glimpse of the Iowa voter, in microcosm. Once upon a time, there was woman named Susan Klopfer, who lived in Mount Pleasant in her picturesque, middle-class home and with her pictureqsue, snow-covered lawn. She was a precinct captain for Hillary Clinton with a studied background in presidential politics. For a long time, a Hillary sign festooned her aforementioned lawn, and Klopfer happily "licked stamps" and "stuffed envelopes" for her chosen candidate. But then, "the negative stuff" started, and "that wasn't going to work here in Iowa." So Klopfer turned! Toward Hope! And became a Barack backer! And the Obama campaign even made a YouTube video about it! Which various media outlets picked up and promoted.

Guess what happened next?

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