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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

I assume everyone who cares knows the results of the Iowa caucuses.  The unexpectedly strong showing of Rubio makes me very nervous, because I think Clinton is vulnerable to a standard conservative Republican.  If  Rubio now gathers to himself all of the "establishment" Republican votes, he may manage to win the nomination.  I am pleased that Trump handled the loss well, since I want him to win the nomination and destroy the Republican Party.  I still think he is the odds-on favorite to win the nomination unless his fervent supporters now abandon him.

Bernie's showing was extraordinary.  It is a shame that raw vote totals are not reported on the Democratic side.  I would be willing to bet many, many more people caucused for him than for Clinton,

Here is an odd fact I picked up early this morning from the commentary.  There were five Democratic caucus sites where the actual vote was even, and by Party rules, a coin toss determined which candidate got the extra odd State Caucus delegate.  Clinton won all five of those coin tosses!!!   Bernie should have remembered to sacrifice a goat to the gods.

6 comments:

Chris said...

" Clinton won all five of those coin tosses!!!"
Makes me want to be a conspiracy theorist....

Chris said...

Turns out she won six coin tosses...

Unknown said...

I couldn't agree more about Rubio. I think Hillary (or Bernie, for that matter) could dispatch Trump or Cruz, but Rubio would be trouble for Hillary and would, I think, beat Bernie. Tom Unknown

Acastos said...

What's notable is not that Bernie didn't remember to sacrifice a goat to the gods, but that HRC did. Whom do you really want to be president?

mesnenor said...

Now I want to go out for goat curry.

Rich said...

I believe Stephen Colbert had the joke of the day on this. To paraphrase, all of Bernie's inveighing against money in politics apparently caused the currency itself to turn against him. :)