While the HORROR REPORT steers normally clear of political footballs or policy debate, we still do pay attention and like to point out some of the stranger aspects of the news cycle.. I am also, personally, a bit of a political junkie. However, I have sense: Most if not all of it is a useless gamble on the future, with players on a stage who normally act out a role. This year's acting is spectacular, though.. Ratings high. And they will edge higher. Tomorrow night's Caucus coverage will be a victory for the networks..
...and some nail biting.
This report from the NEW YORK TIMES seems to be capture the moment in time we are living in:
But as the Iowa caucuses loom on Monday — the first votes after 1,500 candidate rallies, 60,000 TV ads and a nail-biting tightening of the polls here — the state’s voters are poised to play their most significant role ever in both parties’ nominating contests. And their embrace of candidates on the ideological fringes has amplified a national grass-roots rebellion against establishment politicians.
Both Democrats and Republicans have seen their presumptive nominees of a year ago — deeply experienced, proven political leaders — brushed aside by Iowans in favor of idol-smashing outsiders.
There has been some wild times. With more to go.
Just this weekend.. Ted Cruz may have done the creepiest and worst things in Iowa politics: He called people out BY NAME for not voting, and sent it to a flier to people's neighbors! NOT THE ONION. Real.
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There is hardly any excitement for Hillary.. nothing for JEB, despite his exclamation point. Rand Paul flopped as much as his hair.. the bigger they are the harder they fall, as exemplified by Christie... who emerges? An old messy haired socialist who flaunts populist ideals and an orange billionaire who flaunts his wealth. The choice is stark. It's amazing.. it's a ratings bonanza. It's also going to be a wild year.
Even Bubba is looking old as of late.. The times are getting to people.
Predictions for tomorrow: Bernie wins Iowa, but not by much. On the elephant's side; Trump wins by a sound margin, Cruz and Rubio fight for second. Rubio makes a jump and Cruz's bruisin begins.
That's the most pre-game you'll get from me.
I hope you're mentally preparing yourself for the onslaught of political advertising yet to come.