Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Trumped, Thumped and Gazzumped

To those who feared Trump might win the GOP nomination, the IOWA caucuses will bring some relief.

Cruz defeated Trump by a good margin and Rbio got up from behind to come close to tipping Trump into third place.

The counting still proceeds but it looks as though Clinton will go down to Sanders.

Who would have thunk it, eh?

Still a long way to go.


The Veteran said...

Three winners ... Cruz, Rubio and Saunders.

Two losers ... Trump and Clinton.

Best concession speech ... Rubio.

Worst Concession speech ... Trump

Worst Victory speech ... you would think she won by 80 percentage points rather than 0.8 of a percentage point.

On to NH ... Bernie Country.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

With a turnout of over 180,000 it appears Trumps major victory was getting the people out to vote - for the other guys.

Ross said...

In 2012 the Iowa winner for the Republican Party was Rick Santorum. He disappeared without trace shortly afterwards. Well, not quite without trace. The Google entry for santorum is still interesting.

Noel said...

Told yah months ago when Trump was your poster boy he wouldn't be in the final,

Angry Tory said...

Cruz evangelical machine pushed the turnout, not TRUMP.

TRUMP pulled voters from the D'RAT scum and turned them into Americans.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Noel, pray tell, when was Trump my 'poster boy?'

Matthew said...

Cruz was predicted to win Iowa!
So no surprise there.
What mattered wa sthat Trump came second and that he nearly pulled it off by dividing the evangalical vote in Iowa which is unheard of.
Your blustering and posing shows that you guys have no clue about American voters!

The Veteran said...

Matthew ... 'Cruz was projected to win Iowa' Where did do get that little gem from? ... in seven of the the last eight polls Trump was projected to win.

The reality was that Trump stuffed up big time in arrogantly thinking he could sit out the last debate. Looks like a goodly proportion of 'his' voters thought the same way and moved from him to Rubio. Rubio is more mainstream Republican than either Cruz or Trump and with Bush now fatally wounded one could expect the Rubio campaign to get a boost with heavy hitting 'establishment' (read money) support.

Having said that it is clear that on the both the Republican and Democrat side the anti-Washington sentiment rules ok. The three 'anti' candidates on the Republican side (Cruz, Trump and Carson) picked up 61% of the vote while Sanders picked up 50% of the Democrat vote.