Magazine January 27, 2020, Issue

Which Democrat Will Win in Iowa?

(Roman Genn)
With weeks to go before the caucuses, the race remains unpredictable

Grundy Center, Iowa

One year ago, the conventional wisdom of some political pundits and at least a few (now former) Democratic presidential candidates held that Democratic voters had moved sharply to the left. Only a staunch progressive committed to Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, the thinking went, could win the nomination.

With a few weeks left until the Iowa caucuses, only five candidates have a realistic chance of taking first place: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Amy Klobuchar. These five are the only candidates who had qualified, as we went to press, for the last

This article appears as “The Final Five” in the January 27, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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