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At long last, the first votes are counted. The Iowa caucus was conducted last evening. Without a doubt the results are interesting. Almost 1 year ago, a freshman Senator named Ted Cruz announced that he would be running for the office of President of the US. February 1, 2016, he took his first step toward this goal by winning in Iowa.

From the beginning of election polling, Iowa belonged to Donald Trump (caveat --- before the cycle started, JEB! was the shoe-in). Trump had faced competitors from time to time, Ben Carson gave him a run for a while, and Carly Fiorina was in and out of favor as well. Coming down to the wire, Ted Cruz was seen as a solid Number 2 in this race. The final poll of the race had Trump as a heavy favorite of 31% vs Cruz at 24% and Marco Rubio at 17%. The final result after the votes were counted Cruz 28%, Trump 24% and Rubio at 23%. These results state that more than 50% of GOP voters don’t like their party establishment because it’s a toss-up if the RNC hates Ted or Donald more – but they got half the vote.

How did the pollsters get this one so wrong? It’s not that difficult to figure this out.

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We are a few days away from the first opportunity for the American Democrat voter to voice their collective opinion on a set of candidates. They are Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. O’Malley has been polling in the single digits since his announcement. Sanders poll numbers have been skyrocketing at the expense of Hillary Clinton. Why?

I can’t recall a candidate from the USA’s high office that is as well rounded and on paper more qualified to be Commander In Chief than Hillary Clinton. She has been in public life as First Lady of Arkansas, The United States, a US Senator from New York and held the cabinet post of Secretary of State. Her involvement in domestic and international affairs has been non-stop for three decades. She has been listed a number of times as being the most respected woman in the world. She has an Ivy League background and has a post graduate degree, there is nothing on paper that would indicate that she should hold this high office.

A short twelve months ago there was no one or anything that could stop a landslide election victory.

 
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Posted by Bernie Sanders on Thursday, November 5, 2015

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The concept of conspiracy is almost as old as man itself. Let’s look back at the day of Brutus and the Senators (feel free to use that for your garage band name). How was this event viewed at the time? Angry employees? Regime change? Was it Cleopatra attempting a coup? Was it the will of the heavens? It is impossible to tell what exactly the major papyrus’ were publishing at the time, but ultimately the story came out and it is part of the permanent record aka history. The senate thought that the chief executive had too much power and orchestrated his demise.

 

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Posted by Digital Mugwump on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Published on Jan 15, 2014

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