Re: Iowa

Marc Ambinder reports on the likely primary calendar scenario:

Jan. 5: Iowa caucuses (both parties)

Jan. 8: New Hampshire primary (both parties)

Jan. 12: Nevada caucuses (both parties)

Jan. 15 Michigan GOP primary; Dem beauty contest

Jan. 19: South Carolina primary (both parties)

Jan. 29: Florida GOP primary; Dem beauty contest

That puts Iowa on a Saturday and New Hampshire the following Tuesday. With just a few days seperating Iowa and NH, one could argue either that it makes a win in Iowa even more important, or that it gets deemphasized. I won’t hazard a guess.