Cruz Draws First Blood

On Monday, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% performed the singular feat of simultaneously proving that a Republican can win Iowa without backing the ethanol boondoggle, and toppled The God Who Does Not Bleed, Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% finished stronger than expected, beating poll estimates by six percentage points; Trump finished more than four percent below expectations, while Cruz finished nearly four percent above expectations.

Plus… Iowa Results Slow Clinton’s March Toward the Nomination

Hillary Clinton’s vow to never again lose the Iowa caucuses, as she did in spectacular fashion in 2008, was paying off in a near-dead-even tie.

But for Clinton, that’s probably going to be enough.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ strong showing almost certainly denies Clinton a glide path to the nomination and prolongs the contest deeper into the calendar than Clinton hoped, by likely giving her opponent an infusion of cash and momentum.

  • Jim Horne

    The Des Moines Iowa Register is reporting a Republican caucusgoer turnout of more than 180,000 which broke the previous record of 121,000 by almost 60,000. This is good news for Republicans and good news for Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump.

    Cruz was able to win Iowa convincingly in-spite of the larger turnout which should have favoured Trump. While Trump finished a strong second the loss in Iowa means he won’t run the table in the upcoming caucuses and primaries. Further, it may be an indication that his polling numbers are not as strong as reported. The surprise of the evening is Marco Rubio’s strong finish in third, only one percent behind Trump.

    It appears that heading into the New Hampshire primary that there is a three-way race. That’s a good thing for Republicans as they further sift through the field of candidates. What should be noted in the Iowa caucus is that no establishment candidates were able to breakthrough to a double-digit percentage finish. Outliers are the candidates of choice.

    What could this mean for Canadians? Conservative Party supporters might do well to ask themselves if this trend in the U.S. will make its way to Canada. Will an outlier candidate become the leader of the Conservative Party?

  • mauser 98

    RINO amnesty backstabber Rubio is an anchor baby.
    …ineligible to be POTUS
    Rubio clearly now the GOP , Roger Ailes FOX pick for President

  • chayisun

    So Hillary won through SIX coin flips. Which turned in her favour. Amazing coincidence.

    • It’s fixed, the same way Canada’s NDP party nomination was fixed — there was a sudden “glitch” in counting the votes the same as happened with the Dems. They want Sanders and Hillary to more or less be tied in case Hillary goes to jail.

      • Exile1981

        Microsoft offered to count GOP votes in iowa for free. So how honest was the GOP vote?

  • Jay Currie

    At the moment there is sufficient evidence to charge Hilly. My bet is the Obama is waiting to see how she does in NH and South Carolina. If she falters – and last night was a falter – the AG lets the charges go forward and Uncle Joe enters the race.