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Caucus Primer (Full Program) (Episode 124)

posted on December 18, 2007

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There are critics of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses who complain the state wields undue influence in the selection of the next president. They complain the state is too rural, too white, too smart to be representative of the nation as the first test of presidential aspirants. Yet it remains, as it has for more than three decades, at the front of the presidential nomination process. (28:45)

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