It is a fact often commented upon that no one ever gets any sympathy for having a cold, even though a bad cold can make you feel worse than many more serious ailments. I think I am starting to get better after several days of a bad cold [my first in many, many years]. The misery of the cold was made worse by the bizarre aftermath of the Iowa caucuses. I felt a little spacey anyway from the cold, and the absurdities of the app screw-up made me wonder whether I was hallucinating.
Now that 71% of the results have been reported – up from 62% yesterday – I think we can conclude that Biden is toast. Mayor Pete is having his moment, but with 0% support in the Black community, he is not going anywhere. All of which has led Bloomberg to double his ad buys, which is a windfall for local TV stations, to be sure. The Democratic Party establishment is freaking out over Bernie, John Kerry is overheard by a sharp-eared reporter floating the idea of a run for the nomination, Warren lives to fight another day, Klobuchar is going nowhere, and Yang, Steyer, et al. are footnotes. Do I have that right or are my cough drops getting to me?