Also in George Will’s column is this nugget of truth:

The night Dukakis finished third in Iowa’s Democratic caucuses (behind Dick Gephardt and Illinois Sen. Paul Simon—perhaps Dukakis’s endive idea needed tweaking), Robertson finished second to Bob Dole in the Republican caucuses. He handily beat Vice President George Bush, who 10 months later became the slayer of Dukakis. Which gives you some idea of just how important next Monday’s Iowa caucuses might be.

Two words: John Edwards.