The venerable one-day delegate jackpot has been a mainstay of presidential primaries, but all that will change in 2012.
The one problem with Braley's remark is that it happened to reflect on a fellow Iowan who is a mainstay of Hawkeye State politics.
A textile factory moves south of the border, and a town loses its mainstay of employment.
But the 47 percent argument was a mainstay among conservative media long before Romney made it famous.
This singular creation, now a mainstay of the desk calendar, mug and greeting card industries, ran from 1980 to 1995.
He was really the mainstay of Sitting Bull's effective last stand.
Gory and grewsome,—he is the mainstay Of the historic novel of to-day.
There was always a more or less assorted cargo, but the mainstay was wheat.
Stick to your two little sisters, boy; you must be their mainstay when I am gone.
For forty years he was, in fact, the mainstay of her Government.