Four years ago, a friend and I were in Des Moines, working as caucus volunteers for a presidential candidate. It was freezing. Icy cold. We knocked on doors. We hung campaign literature on doorknobs already thick with paper. We talked to voters. We drove one of them who needed a ride to his caucus.
Our candidate lost, and that was crushing, but it was fascinating to watch the nutty process up close.
Please vote wisely, Iowa. The rest of us are counting on you, whether we want to, or not.