Now that Iowa is behind us and the race ended the closest in the state's history, it's time for a quick reflection. I think that can be summed up by looking at social media and blogs. So just how well did Bernie do in Iowa? Well he did so well, that the Clinton supporters are out in full force trying to inform us that Bernie should just throw in the towel and give it up. As they say, welcome to the silly season!
Following up on my previous, Paul Pate, the Secretary of State of Iowa and a Republican has blasted the Cruz campaign for the mailing, calling it a "false representation of an official act". Traditionally stories like this, coming out only a couple days before voting/caucusing wouldn't have much affect on voters, but living in a time of social media, where more Americans are connected, that could very well change.
Cruz has had one of the most deceitful campaigns of this cycle, and his latest act of desperation is no exception. Read how the letter above landed in the hands of one undecided Iowa Republican and has now pushed him to caucus for Rubio.
This is a fast moving story, but so far reports are that Ammon Bundy has been arrested and two people shot in a confrontation in Oregon. Three others were also taken into custody.
UPDATE: Local news is now confirming the arrests and shots fired.
According to the Washington Post, Trump's spox has confirmed he will "definitely not" be attending Thursday's Fox debate. All I can say is - WHAT A CYCLE!
Probably one of the best stories so far this year. David Daleiden, the man behind the now infamous videos, could face up to twenty years. The most interesting part is that the grand jury was initial called to investigate possible charges against Planned Parenthood from the videos. Instead they declared Planned Parenthood did no wrong and the makers of the video did.
Well fear no more! Michael Bloomberg is reported to be considering an independent run for the White House, just because this race hasn't been crazy enough!
South Carolina is starting to feel the Bern. Last month Hillary Clinton had a 36 point lead on Bernie Sanders. That lead has eroded to 19 points, according to a new poll out this week. Even more interesting is that with a little over a month to go until the primary, 22% of Democrats are still undecided. Following past polls, Bernie has had a name recognition problem, but as that has closed his numbers have risen faster than Clinton's. With a focus on South Carolina over the next four weeks, we could see that change even more, and since South Carolina is a hybrid system on delegate allocation, that could help Bernie even more.
The media is all a flutter over the "big" endorsement of Donald Trump by Sarah Palin, but they seem to be ignoring another story about the Wassila Hill Billy family, particularly of her eldest son. Last night Track Palin was arrested for domestic violence and weapons charges. So as we most likely hear about conservative family values in the next hour from the former half-term Governor, let's think about her first born and what his family values apparently are.