Looks Like Establishment Dems Should Be Thanking Iowa
Monday night Iowa held their Democrat Caucus and it was a mess. There is a new voting system that threw the whole thing off. There were discrepancies with the vote count and now Dems could attack the legitimacy of the vote. Buttigieg and Sanders are in the lead with 62% of the vote reported as of Tuesday night. But Biden, the establishment Dem favorite, was the true winner of this debacle as the results show him in fourth place, and due to the delays, the public is not focusing on the frontrunner falling way behind Sanders into 4th place.
"Chances are, if the results from Iowa's caucuses had been reported properly last night, the entire political world would be talking about Joe Biden's meltdown.
According to multiple reports and data collected from all the other Democratic campaigns, Biden seems likely to have placed a distant fourth last night, well behind frontrunners Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Some of the campaigns speculated that Biden may have actually placed fifth, behind the surprisingly strong Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).
As the national frontrunner, Biden did not necessarily have to win the Iowa caucuses last night. But he did very desperately need a respectable showing. But by all accounts, he did not get such a showing at all. In multiple caucus locations, the alleged party favorite was unable to even reach the viability threshold..."
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"If the results had been reported quickly and accurately, it seems likely this morning that the illusion of Biden as a frontrunner would have already evaporated into thin air, and Biden's seemingly strong candidacy would be seen as a paper tiger that folded when the first votes were actually counted.
Instead — fortunately for Biden — everyone is focused on the debacle itself."
It looks like a close race between Buttigieg and Sanders. Biden isn't even really a factor when it comes to Iowa, I wonder if the Dems will start to abandon the former V.P. when all of the votes are tallied.