Is Iowa representative of the Democratic base? No, argues Sean Illing at Vox. Iowa doesn’t really look like America.
The argument against Iowa, before last night, was pretty straightforward: The Democratic Party is a collection of diverse groups — young people, liberal whites, conservative-leaning African Americans and Latinos, nonreligious Americans, city dwellers, and so on. By contrast, Iowa’s population is roughly 90 percent white, uncommonly old, and heavily rural.
Among the Democrats’ top five finishers, 100% are white, continues James Freeman in the WSJ.
… not one dwells in one of America’s biggest cities and the median candidate by age is a 70-year-old multi-millionaire.
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