It all happens tonight.
That is, unless it snows early.
In which case, get off the roads so they can plow!
They’re saying the weather won’t be hitting until later, but you have to think that the “everyone but Trump” crowd is hoping for some snow, with the theory that Trump’s supporters are “soft”.
Then again, the Trumpians I saw in Council Bluffs were willing to stand out in the cold even after they closed the doors.
So here’s the deal: Make your predictions in the comments — and put a name (some sort of name) on it. You will be heckled / praised tomorrow accordingly.
And just to stir the pot I’ll say…Iowa is always weird, and seldom picks the winner…so…Cruz and Hillary.
(i.e. I don’t think Cruz will win the nomination and I don’t think Hillary will either. Dun, dun duuuunh!)
I like Mike
And Nebraska’s former Governor, Senator and U.S. Ag Secretary Mike Johanns weighed in as well.
He’s a Jeb Bush guy.
Which is sort of sticking his neck out there (to the extent anyone’s watching him).
The CW is certainly that Jeb is toast, so why bother? But there’s also a certain amount of loyalty for Johanns towards the Bush clan, so there ya go.
And if you’re following Senator Ben Sasse’s Hawkeye Road Trip, you’ll have seen that The Donald finally got tired of Sasse’s Twitter snipes and went after him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2016
Sasse responded saying he took “gym rat” as a compliment.
But then he went a step farther:
Good grief. With a response like this you’d think I asked Mr @realDonaldTrump abt the length of his fingers or something important like that
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) January 30, 2016
I had to look this one up.
See, apparently Trump is VERY touchy about people criticizing the size of his hands and fingers. He has been accused of having small paws and stubby phalanges. And he has been known to go after people who point this out.
So on the one hand, many of the Buzzfeed types on the Twittersphere were cackling with delight that Sasse made that move — getting personal with Trump when HE gets personal.
On the other hand, are Twitter dick-jokes (ask any woman what the small-hands thing means) really the realm of a United States Senator?
Sasse has been receiving much well-deserved acclaim for preaching about conservative principles, especially in relation to Trump. But going down this road cheapens all that. I’d go so far as to say that in another day, an elder statesman would have summoned Sasse into his office and told him to knock it off.
Just because a Presidential candidate thinks its cool to tell you whether he wears boxers or briefs, doesn’t mean you should jump up and declare your underwear choice.
Sure Trump is mean and petty. But to a certain extent, he has earned the right to be what he wants. And plenty of people reject him just for that mean and petty streak. But Trump doesn’t apologize, because he has no one to apologize to…until he gets elected. Then he would owe those who elect him.
In that light, Sasse should keep in mind that people are reading his Tweets because the people of Nebraska put a “U.S. Senator” in front of his name (no matter which account he is Tweeting from).
And he has made his constituents proud by defining conservative values.
He should continue to make them proud by letting the radio jocks make the personal jokes.
Twitter is first with EVERYTHING
With the focus across the Muddy Mo, we can hold off to talk about the latest FEC numbers until tomorrow.
And follow @LeavenworthSt on the Twitter for updates through the evening!