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We’ve been hearing a ton about who the winners and the losers of the Iowa Caucus were, with Ted nailing it for the good guys and Hillary just barely prevailing over Red Sanders. One thing that most people didn’t notice was that the GOP kicked Democratic butt in the Caucus.
But, how does this happen? How does a party dominate the other in the caucuses?
Well, it wins by its electorate coming out in greater numbers, showing that they give a damn about who represents them once the time comes for the presidential elections. The Republicans definitely do care this year, with record number of 185 thousand coming out to vote. Almost half of them were brand new voters, doing the Caucus for the first time ever.
The Democrats, on the other hand, couldn’t have been any less interested, with almost one third fewer voters than in 2008. Only 171 thousand democrats came out to vote and we can’t really blame them. It is all about the choices and their choices this year are just ridiculous.
There is the lady whose only and entire thing is being a lady (or at least something resembling a lady) and an old fart who is, let’s face it, a commie. Even for Democrats who have made their fair share of dumb choices in the past, this is too much. Or too little, depending on how you look at it.
We are almost sad for them. Almost.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 2, 2016