Cutter seriously needs a dose of reality. Here is who the Register endorsed in the prior three contested Republican caucuses in the Hawkeye State: Bob Dole in 1996, George W. Bush in 2000, and John McCain in 2008. All three went on to win the GOP nomination--but the Register endorsed the Democratic nominee for the general election. Yes, that of course means the paper gave its nod to Obama in the autumn of 2008.
As I remarked last night, the Register hasn't endorsed a Republican in a general election since 1972. You can look it up, Cutter. It's real. As for the Obama apparatus, it's becoming increasingly irrational--and nasty.
They're sore losers.