Does Iowa have too much political influence for its size?

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HOUSTON, TX - Everything's ready for a big day in Iowa.   At 7pm CT on Monday, Republicans and Democrats will caucus to decide who wins the first round on the road to the nomination.

Some candidates will celebrate tonight's results and some will have to bid the race farewell.  Iowa, the 30th most populous of the 50 United States, enjoys a very important place in our political process.  But why?  Why Iowa?

"I guess the answer to that, everyone knows which way Texas and California are gonna go, while Iowa can go either way," expressed Houston resident Michael Muna.

"Iowa is where the average American is," Thomas Newsom speculated.

"I think it probably has something to do either with money or political interests," added Timothy Grant.

As shown by previous campaigns, Iowans are not that good at predicting who the nominees are going to be.  But political analysts say one of the roles the Iowa caucuses play is narrowing the list of presidential hopefuls.  Who knows if that's true?  But one thing we do know is that today is the last day to register to vote in the March 1 Texas primary.  So hurry up.

"Because you can't complain once the elections are here and your candidate does not win," said Rosie Phillips.

Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Cruz, Bush, Rubio, Christie, Carson… so many names with great political aspirations.  Today is the day when the American people start making their voices heard.  Tomorrow, only a few of the candidates will get to move on to New Hampshire with any momentum, and keep on talking.