Dear Dairy:

Mitt Romney won the Iowa Straw Poll he basically financed, air-conditioned, catered and paid everyone to vote in. Is this the future of American politics: flat-out buying races?

Whatever happened to good old TV, radio and direct mail attack ads, cat’s paw smear campaigns, posing as the opposition and misrepresenting their positions, negative push-polling, and unvarnished appeals to voters’ bigotry, xenophobia and fear?

It’s sad for me to see Romney undermine the integrity of the Democratic process.