The Huffington Post's Sam Stein appeared on MSNBC's 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' on Thursday to discuss potential GOP presidential candidates.
Matthews brought up the significance of Iowa in the nominating process.
Stein explained that the candidates who are successful in Iowa do not always necessarily win the nomination. He elaborated, "Iowa is a good place to serve as a launching pad, and I think institutionally helps promote sort of the more Evangelical, what liberals would say crazier, candidates out there, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the winner is going to be the Republican nominee."
WATCH (via MSNBC):
(270 to win)
|Virginia 100% Rpt.||51.2%||47.3%|
|Florida 100% Rpt.||50.0%||49.1%|
|N. Carolina 100% Rpt.||48.4%||50.4%|
|Ohio 100% Rpt.||50.7%||47.7%|
|New Hampshire 100% Rpt.||52.0%||46.4%|
|Colorado 100% Rpt.||51.5%||46.1%|
|Wisconsin 100% Rpt.||52.8%||45.9%|
|Iowa 100% Rpt.||52.0%||46.2%|
|Nevada 100% Rpt.||52.4%||45.7%|
|Seats gained or lost||+2||-2|