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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The Iowa Caucuses: The People Rise Up

The main story coming out of Iowa today is that the people rose up.  In both parties, voters were of a mind to challenge traditional politics in America and vote for true hope and change.  (Yes, where have we heard those words before?)  Whether the decision of the voters in the key mid-western state were wise, only time can validate.

But it is clear that vast numbers of Democrats, for example, chose not to support a highly-qualified, experienced candidate -- but yet one who represented (to them) the Wall Street millionaires;  but instead chose to support a fiery oldster with a young heart, Bernie Sanders.

Republicans would take more time to analyze, for they actually voted for a candidate with an Ivy League background, whose wife has ties to Goldman Sachs, according to my research.  In this case, Sen. Cruz, the Canadian-who-would-be-President, decided that what voters don't know won't hurt them.  This is where we get into the area of delusion and deceit, so well-practiced over a long period within the Republican Party.

Of course, Mrs. Clinton is claiming she has won, and indeed she may end up with the most votes.  Sanders has the moral victory in the eyes of many pundits for "almost up-ending" the Clinton campaign.

As for Mr. Trump:  May I be so bold as to claim to having been on the right side of history at least as far as Iowa is concerned?  I mounted here the most vigorous series of anti-Trump verbal sallies I could manage.  It seems the majority of Republican voters in Iowa agreed that Donald Trump is not the Godsend he claims to be in the world of American politics.    

1 comment:

  1. Key Detail: The Iowa Democratic Party does not announce electoral votes, but rather total number of pledged delegates to the state convention. In this list both Clinton and Sanders won hundreds of delegates, with Clinton "winning" only four more than Sanders.


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