The nation held its breath as the voters of Iowa became the first to vote in the 2016 primary elections. Already historic, the 2016 race for President of the United States has been chalk full of self-indulgent corporate executives, half-baked political ideology, and a pantsuited traitor.
According to the last Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa poll before the caucuses opened Monday, Trump was set to take over Iowa with Cruz and Rubio following behind. Well… that didn’t happen.
Senator Ted Cruz managed to pull a victory out of Iowa, despite what national polls stated. Cruz managed to procure 28% of the historic 186,000 GOP caucus-goers which bested Donald Trump who gained 24% of the votes.
“Tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across Iowa and all across this great nation. Tonight the state of Iowa has spoken,” Senator Cruz said at a celebratory rally Monday night. “Iowa has sent notice that the Republican nominee and the next president of the United States will not be chosen by the media, will not be chosen by the Washington establishment, will not be chosen by the lobbyists, but will be chosen by the most incredible powerful force where all sovereignty resides in our nation, by we the people.”
Proclaimed “establishment nominee” Senator Marco Rubio followed, closely, behind Trump at 23%. Many pundits state that Rubio could win big in coming primaries if his performance is maintained.
For the Democrats, a “virtual” tie between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders forced former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to suspend his presidential bid. The same happened to Governor Mike Huckabee, a Republican, who dropped his bid, as well.
Sore loser former Florida Governor Jeb Bush still clings to his families brand name and is the only establishment GOP governor that has some chance. However, that chance is slim because of the polls that indicate Jeb Bush only rakes in 4.8% in the most recent Real Clear Politics poll average for the National GOP Nomination.
Other sore losers include Dr. Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Senator Rand Paul, and Ohio Governor Kasich. The biggest loser of the GOP field, notably, is former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore only receiving a reported 12 votes from caucus-goers. Well done, sir. Well done.
The race moves, reluctantly, to New Hampshire where lines for voting centers open up on February 9th. As it stands, Trump leads New Hampshire at 33.7% and Sanders leading with an overwhelming 55.8% for Dems, according to the recent UMass Lowell/7News New Hampshire primary polls.