The caucus system in Iowa has always been a joke. What I understand is that the only ones who decide on the distribution of delegates are the loudest mouths in the party who are able to make bargains with other sleazy people. It was designed to mimic the national conventions of 60 years ago where deals were made in smoke filled back rooms. The votes of the citizens didn't count. Obviously they do not count when the person with the lowest vote totals wins the majority delegates.
I participated in the Iowa political system for years (central committee, county delegate,and state delegate) and finally realized just how dishonest it is. I decided to again participate in the system and watched the delegates stolen by Paul supporters. The problem is that the votes of people on caucus night do not count. The state needs to go back to a primary system where the wishes of the people are honored. I understand the caucus system and how inherently flawed and dishonest it is.Ron Paul only did well in caucus states because he was able to game the system with his fanatical supporters. The only saving grace for Iowa is that only presidential nominations are subject to this insanely dishonest and undemocratic method..
I just watched Rand Paul's speech. He believes in many of the same principles as his father, minus the insanity. I would be really thrilled to support him for president if the country survives that long.