Iowa Caucuses: The Republicans

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It is Caucus Day in Iowa — the first formal vote of Election '08 and the long race for the White House. If the Democrats' complicated caucus procedure looks like a square dance, the Republicans' is pretty straightforward — show up; vote.

But the GOP contest this year has been anything but a straight shot. Mitt Romney has spent big with no guarantee of a win. Mike Huckabee has grown big on a shoestring. National poll leader Ruby Giuliani is a no-show.

It's turmoil time in the GOP — but also time to decide.

This hour On Point: Iowa Republicans speak up on where they stand — and why — on Caucus Day.Guests:

James Lynch, political reporter for the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Dennis Goldford, professor of politics and international relations at Drake University.

Eve Doi, will caucus for Mitt Romney.

John Scheppler, will caucus for Mike Huckabee.

Don McDowell, undeclared.

This program aired on January 3, 2008.


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