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Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]
Iowa Poll on 2016 presidential race an occasion for fantasy politics [Commentary]

Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television show to lick his wounds and contemplate his future. Mr. Huckabee wisely decided to take a sabbatical from office-seeking in 2012 as another previous GOP loser, Mitt Romney, dug himself deeper in political obscurity by losing again. But now Mr. Huckabee has seized on a totally meaningless early public-opinion poll in Iowa to see a flicker of hope for 2016. In the Iowa Poll just out by the Des Moines Register, Republicans surveyed...

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