|           

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
April 01, 2020, 01:38:17 pm
News:
If you are having trouble logging in due to invalid user name / pass:

Consider resetting your account password, as you may have forgotten it over time if using a password manager.

  Talk Elections
  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion
  U.S. Presidential Election Results (Moderators: Torie, ON Progressive)
  Why did Steve Forbes Do So Well in Iowa in 2000
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Why did Steve Forbes Do So Well in Iowa in 2000  (Read 1394 times)
12th Doctor
supersoulty
Atlas Star
*****
Posts: 20,601
Ukraine


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« on: December 24, 2007, 10:04:08 pm »

I was just looking at the primary results for that year and that question came to mind.  I don't remember that much about the circumstances.

It also seems like kinda an odd match-up in terms of state/candidate.
Logged
gorkay
Jr. Member
***
Posts: 996


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 05:58:41 pm »

I'm racking my brain but I can't remember any specific reasons, other than the fact that he had a lot of money to spend on the campaign and he was attracting a lot of attention in the press at the time for his tax proposals.
Logged
Nym90
nym90
Atlas Icon
*****
Posts: 16,275
United States


Political Matrix
E: -5.55, S: -2.96

P P P

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 10:58:23 am »

He spent a ton of money, McCain didn't run in Iowa, and Forbes was perceived as the conservative candidate there against the more moderate Bush. His failure to win Iowa basically ended his campaign.
Logged
Stranger in a strange land
strangeland
Concerned Citizen
*****
Posts: 8,693
United States


Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 07:46:12 pm »

He spent a ton of money, McCain didn't run in Iowa, and Forbes was perceived as the conservative candidate there against the more moderate Bush. His failure to win Iowa basically ended his campaign.

I remember that part, but I was under the impression that he'd just dumped a ****load of money into the state.
Logged
Sensei
senseiofj324
Atlas Icon
*****
Posts: 11,537
Panama


Political Matrix
E: -2.45, S: -5.57

Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2007, 11:48:42 pm »

I recall reading that it was because he dumped loads and loads of cash into Iowa, so much so that his loss there ended any real chance he had at getting the nod.
Logged
jokerman
Cosmo Kramer
Concerned Citizen
*****
Posts: 6,969
Show only this user's posts in this thread
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2007, 05:39:11 pm »

I'm racking my brain but I can't remember any specific reasons, other than the fact that he had a lot of money to spend on the campaign and he was attracting a lot of attention in the press at the time for his tax proposals.
Right, he was championing a flat tax, and received a lot of attention because of it.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length
Logout

Terms of Service - DMCA Agent and Policy - Privacy Policy and Cookies

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines