Over at his blog, Iowa True Blue, Gordon Fischer (who has endorsed Obama) raises an important point:
I think the Clinton campaign's answer is easy to predict, based on comments I see frequently from Clinton supporters at MyDD and Daily Kos.
Iowa is “lily-white” and “not representative” of the whole country. Also, Iowans are sexist (never having sent a woman to Congress).
Of course, Iowa Democrats, who will be attending the Democratic caucuses, are not sexist. We have nominated two women for governor and many other women to statewide positions or Congressional seats.
And while Iowa is largely white, it is socio-economically a fairly “average” state, and in that sense more representative than New Hampshire.
But that won't stop the Clinton campaign spin if she does falter in the caucuses.
Anyone else want to take a stab at answering Gordon's question?