Trump Emerge Victorious at the Iowa Caucus
It seems that four years of preparation were still not enough for the Democratic party to host the Iowa Caucus. What was supposed to be one of the biggest moments in the election campaign, had become what critics called a “trainwreck”. In fact, their efforts did not encourage Democrat support but had only strengthened Trump’s election campaign, and allowed him to proclaim “victory” in the hawkeye state.
In his twitter post, the president was quick to lash out on his opponent “The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster. Nothing works, just like they ran the Country. Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is “Trump.”
The Democrat Caucus is an unmitigated disaster. Nothing works, just like they ran the Country. Remember the 5 Billion Dollar Obamacare Website, that should have cost 2% of that. The only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is “Trump”.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2020
The president’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, also agreed about the opposition’s incompetence. “Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history,” he said. “It would be natural for people to doubt the fairness of the process. And these are the people who want to run our entire health care system?” Parscale asked.
Even the left-wing media was also quick to point out the disaster. As the Guardian wrote “They couldn’t organise a caucus in a brewery. Or a church, or a library, or a school gymnasium. Democrats’ heroic charge to end Donald Trump in the final battle for decency and democracy has spiralled into vote-counting carnage and chaos.”
CNN, who had recently made fun of Trump by mocking his supporters as “stupid rednecks”, also chimed in “The Democratic 2020 crusade to oust President Donald Trump could not have got off to a more disastrous and embarrassing start.
The party couldn’t even deliver a first-in-the-nation election night winner after a vote-reporting debacle in Iowa—where candidates spent months and millions of dollars vying for a glittering opening prize in their nominating duel.”
David Plouffe, a former White House Adviser for Barack Obama, had also acknowledged the devastating effects of the delayed results. “Iowa is about the momentum you gain—or lose—much more than the delegates. Likely the winner and the surprisingly strong showings get muted and those that did poorly do not pay the full price. It is what it is but it could materially affect the race,” Plouffe wrote.
Iowa is about the momentum you gain - or lose - much more than the delegates. Likely the winner and the surprisingly strong showings get muted and those that did poorly do not pay the full price. It is what it is but it could materially affect the race.— David Plouffe (@davidplouffe) February 4, 2020
Others also aired the same concern, and wondered if the Democrats are competent enough to run the country;
They still don’t have #IowaCaucus results? 😂— The 🐰 FOO (@PolitiBunny) February 4, 2020
Why would we let this party run our country when they can’t even run their own caucus? It’s seriously like they can’t get out of their own way.
Let this be a lesson: the party that wants govt to fix everything for 'free' can't even count a few votes in one of the smallest states in the nation --#IowaCaucusDisaster #IowaCaucuseshttps://t.co/lbxarprqeJ— Tom Basile 🇺🇸 (@Tom_Basile) February 4, 2020
Meanwhile, democratic nominees also tried to steer the results, claiming that they have “won” the elections, including Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders.
Former Vice President Joe Biden sat on the neutral fence and tried to stay hopeful amidst the disaster “It looks like it’s going to be a long night, but we’re feeling good,” Biden posted. However, the numbers show that Biden does not have a lot to be hopeful for, as he appeared to be underperforming in several precincts.
Finally, it seemed that despite the Democrats’ best effort, Trump was still able to lead the Iowa caucuses, without having a single vote under his name.