Monday, February 1, 2016

2016 Iowa Caucus

Let the games, (Caucuses) begin.  The Media has spoken, (both liberal, and not so liberal, ie Fox News Crew), and, the political pundits have all had their say. Even Tom Brokaw says, "don't underestimate the power of social media", and we shall indeed see how this power is displayed in the days ahead. 

But, for now, today in Iowa, it's up to the People.

Off and on today, yours truly will be live-blogging the "final" words of the media and the pundits, and, at the end of the day, reporting the results of this first primary stop for the Politicians---

The top three Republican contenders are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio.  Dr. Ben Carson is not far behind these three, but the rest of the field is in single digits, including the disappointing campaign of Jeb Bush, who's only managing a 2% margin.

On the other side of the isle, the Democrats will decide between Hillary and Bernie in a closely contested race.  It was only a few months ago that Mrs. Clinton maintained a healthy lead over Sanders.  That has all changed.

From the Media and the Pundits:

The National Review, (who wrote a scathing anti-Trump "editorial" by the entire writing staff---now deemed "Editors"---is post today that a Trump win in Iowa really doesn't mean that much, with a most lede-ing title:

"Why the Iowa Caucus (Probably) Won’t Alter the Fundamentals of the GOP Race"

CNN's morning headline:  "Donald Trump defies political gravity"

From the Twitters-phere:

The Daily Caller ‏@DailyCaller 1h1 hour ago
On The Collision Course With Ted Cruz And Marco Rubio In Iowa

Bloomberg Politics ‏@bpolitics 1h1 hour ago
The choice for Iowa Republicans: Trump's strength or Cruz's purity

Much more to come.................

Shocking statement from MSNBC's Chris Matthews: "One of greatest campaign slogans I've heard in years"----Make America Great Again.

Narrative of the Day, working up & repeated often this morning: "It's only one state in a long process".

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