Would the selection of Ron Paul or another of the so called “second tier” candidate in Tuesday’s Iowa Caucus render Iowa irrelevant? The moment we attack anyone else’s opinion is the exact moment that our opinion becomes worthless.
Just because they pick a candidate that isn’t favored by polls or perhaps even the national party does not make the choice itself any less legitimate.
Fifty states will have the opportunity to cast a vote in a primary or caucus. Every state should be allowed to make that choice without feeling pressured into making the “right choice” based on whatever the media or pollsters are saying.
Often finances and delegate mathematics make this an impossibility. Voters in Iowa always have this chance however, and should not worry about whether or not their choice meets with the approval of pundits or party elitists.