Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
It seems inevitable at this point, doesn’t it? – As the Democrats lurch off to the far, far, far left of the political spectrum once again, we should take a moment to review some history of the Iowa Caucuses where that political Party is concerned.
Unlike in the Republican Party, where there has historically been little correlation between the Iowa winner as an indicator of who would become the ultimate nominee, this odd contest in this smallish state whose population is in no way indicative of the overall population of the United States tends to show us where the heart of the Democrat Party really lies. Indeed, in every election cycle during this century, and in 9 of the last 12 contests going back to 1972, Iowans have crowned the person who would eventually win the Democrat nomination.
This history tells us why the Democrat Party leaders are in such an obvious panic coming into today, with The Commie having moved into a significant polling lead in the Hawkeye state in recent weeks. It also helps to explain why, after 76 years of continuous existence, the DNC and poll co-sponsor CNN spiked the final Des Moines Register poll that has been traditionally issued on the day before the caucuses take place.
While there is precious little real ideological difference between Democrat so-called “moderates” and the Party’s outright communist faction, Party leaders and their corrupt toadies in the media know it is vitally important to maintain the fiction in the public’s mind. They fully understand that Bernie Sanders would have no better chance of defeating Donald Trump in November than would the reincarnation of Nikita Kruschev, and that having The Commie at the top of the ballot would mean the suffering of crushing losses in congressional and down-ballot races as well.
This reality is why we saw on Sunday the reports that John Kerry, of all people, is so distressed at the reality of Joe Biden’s obvious incapability of holding the office that he is now actively considering trying to jump into the race to try to save the Party from Sanders. Kerry is an interesting case where Iowa is concerned, since 2004 was the last time that the Party’s communist faction thought it had a chance to dictate the nominee.
That was the year when leftist radical Howard Dean appeared to have all the momentum coming into Iowa, but was crushed by Kerry, ultimately finishing a weak 3rd place behind despicable John Edwards. Dean’s scream during his concession speech that night turned him into an immediate laughing stock and effectively ended his candidacy.
Kerry went on to become the nominee, and run perhaps the most idiotic general election campaign in modern history. This is the guy who thinks he might be able to save the party from Sanders’ Stalinism.
One has to go all the way back to 1992 to find the last Iowa Caucus contest that did not choose the eventual Democrat nominee. That year was a bit of an aberration, since Iowa Senator Tom Harkin – himself a committed Marxist – won overwhelmingly in his home state against a field of other candidates who did not really bother to contest the caucuses, preferring to save their money and time for New Hampshire and other states down the road. No one in 1992 actually believed Harkin would become the nominee of the Party which ultimately chose Bill Clinton.
Iowa also missed in 1988 when Senator Dick Gephardt from neighboring Missouri won a close contest over Illinois Senator Paul Simon. Those mid-west Democrats like to stick together. Finishing a fairly strong third that year was this guy named Mike Dukakis, who happened to be the Governor of Massachusetts. Dukakis appeared to have a shot at defeating George H.W. Bush in the general election, until he agreed to a photo-op while riding in a tank:
Things went steeply downhill from there.
Iowans also missed the boat the last time the Democrat Party actually nominated a real, true communist. That was in 1972, when South Dakota Senator George McGovern finished second to Maine Senator Edmund Muskie. The fake news media of the time did everything in its power to prop a poorly-organized Muskie up in that race, but the Party was radicalizing at that time, with the hippie generation taking a dominant role in its primary races. McGovern ultimately became the nominee and went onto lose what was at the time a historic landslide to incumbent President Richard Nixon. With campaign swag like this, it isn’t hard to see why:
McGovern’s landslide loss was surpassed 12 years later by Walter Mondale, who was running against another strong GOP incumbent, Ronald Reagan. Mondale wasn’t an outright communist, but he still managed to win only his home state of Minnesota and the District of Columbia after promising that he would raise everyone’s taxes as his first act in office. Not smart.
The Reagan campaign slogan that year looked sort of familiar:
All of this is a long way around to saying that, at least where the Democrats are concerned, the Iowa Caucuses are historically serious business, and that history tells us that there is a high probability that tonight’s ultimate winner will end up becoming the Party’s presidential nominee.
So, will Bernie Sanders become the Walter Mondale of George McGoverns? Stay tuned.
That is all.
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