4:30 PM, Dec 15, 2011 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
So why did Gingrich do this? Perhaps because nearly 15 percent of Iowans are above 65 years old, making it fifth in the nation in the percentage of population above 65. And of course seniors vote at a much higher rate than other segments of the population. Throw in those “near retirement” and you’ve got a huge and influential segment of those likely to attend the caucuses here on January 3.
That last paragraph might be unfair. It’s never good to assume some details.
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