Excitement has been building for….oh my God, about four years now? The primary season is upon us.. the groundhog says an early spring. Donald Trump’s hair saw its shadow in Iowa. And despite Ted Cruz’s inability to score a kiss from his daughter, he won in a surprise victory. Trump down for the count? Probably not.. he surged late in Iowa and banked more on New Hampshire and South Carolina. And really, Iowa hasn’t picked a winner in more than 8 years (Santorum 12 and Huckabee 08) …
That is not stopping the media pile on. They propped him up for ratings for months.. and now they are going to try to take him down. New York papers first.
The stunning headline and photo from the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS is amazing.. it’s really not journalism, but it is showcasing a vibrant style that only the UK papers have made their own.
The paper also forfeited journalistic standards with the employment of this sentence: The outspoken mogul suffered a “yuge” loss in the Hawkeye State’s caucuses Monday night, finishing a distant second to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and nearly falling into third place.
But what may be an even bigger and stranger story was captured by the Drudge Report today with its headline: AMERICA ON A COIN TOSS.
There is apparently a rule in Iowa.. when a caucus is deadlocked, you toss a coin. In this election, Bernie Sanders and Hillary were tied in 6 — SIX — deadlocked voted.. Coins were tossed. Each time, all 6, Hillary Clinton won.
The race between the Democrat presidential hopefuls was so tight in the Iowa caucus Monday that in at least six precincts, the decision on awarding a county delegate came down to a coin toss. And Clinton won all six, media reports said. The situation came about in precincts where Sanders and Clinton were running neck-and-neck, but there were an odd number of delegates, so they couldn’t be evenly split between the two. That was the case in precincts in Ames, Newton, West Branch, Davenport and two in Des Moines, the Des Moines Register reported.
The media reports may all be focusing on the perceived DownFall of Trump (it will not happen, at least not yet) but the real story should be the nearly 50+% that Bernie Sanders acquired. And get this amazing stat that was reported by MSNBC, anchored by Brian Williams (he’s back and will live to tell the tall tale about it): Apparently exit polls showed a stunning near 90% of voters under the age of 30 went for Sanders. Stop and think about that number for a second.. 91% to be exact. A crotchety old white-haired Senator. And 90% of people younger are ditching Hillary and the 20th century to ride his wave.. THAT my friends is the real story.
Enough politics for now.
Back to the news.
As NOT reported by the fine journalists at the DAILY NEWS.