"I think John had exactly the right strategy," Giuliani said.
There's a problem, though: This wasn't really McCain's strategy in '08. Yes, it's true that McCain's campaign ended up downplaying expectations for their candidate in Iowa, that McCain himself skipped the August 2007 Ames straw poll, and that he ultimately expended far more time and energy in New Hampshire. But this doesn't mean he skipped Iowa. In fact, McCain's Iowa showing ended up being critical to his national success. More
on July 18th, 2011 8:09am