While the media has gone into hyper-active overdrive in their coverage of this year’s Iowa caucuses, the actual caucus-goers in Iowa are apparently less-than-enthused.
On ‘Morning Joe’ this morning Joe Scarborough remarked on a historically low level in interest in the Caucuses from Iowans — something both he and Tom Brokaw credited in part to that lack of campaign people on the ground Iowa, as well as an extra heavy reliance on the new media on the part of candidates to get their message out.
Noted Scarborough: “There are no yard signs out in the yards. I don’t see the big four by eight signs dotting the landscape along the highways. There seems to be a historically low level of interest. I wonder if this circles back to what Tom [Brokaw] has been telling us for some time, and that is that America is getting more disconnected than Washington, both parties than ever before.”
Mika: “Imagine the scenario. We’re at the Ron Paul event and then the Rick Santorum event. At both events there are more cameras than caucuses. I saw a crush of cameras and a pour caucuser being crushed against the wall because the reporters were competing for people to interview.”
This historically low level of interest, however, hasn’t stopped Morning Joe from broadcasting live from the state for the past two days.
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