A Presidential Loss for Iowa Caucuses; Goodbye, David Yepsen

A first class reporter leaves the Des Moines Register.

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By Michael Barone, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Big news from Iowa: David Yepsen is leaving the Des Moines Register, after 20 years as its chief political reporter. He is a first class reporter and a very good and clear-sighted analyst—and also a very nice guy. If we have to start presidential campaigns in Iowa—and despite my failure to find in the Constitution the clause that says "Iowa and New Hampshire vote first," it appears we do—we could at least say that Yepsen was on the scene refereeing the contest. Now we'll have to do without him. Too bad.

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