"I think it's significant because Iowa is considered a Midwest state in the mainstream of American thought," Socarides, a senior political assistant for Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin in the early 1990s, said Thursday. "Unlike states on the coasts, there's nothing more American than Iowa."Still comin' right out and saying it! So don't think that's gone. Iowa: Real America. Coast states: fakey aliens, probably traitors, to be ignored.
The state GOP is already ratcheting up for a Constitutional amendment banning marriage, of course. The soonest that can be on the ballot is 2012.