All of this Iowa and New Hampshire talk reminds me of the 2004 DC primary. No, not the real one. The non-binding one. The election held before Iowa's caucus and New Hampshire's primary. City officials wanted to protest our lack of representation by taking away Iowa and New Hampshire's first in the nation status. Howard Dean won with 43% of the vote.
Well, that didn't work. I wonder how much that silly little faux election cost.
And for a a fantastically bad example of political analysis, check out The Nation's interpretation of the vote that did not matter. I know hindsight is 20/20 and all, but Christ on the cross. This guy wasn't even close.