Why in the world does anyone pay any attention to the Iowa caucuses?
Iowa is a small, overwhelmingly white, evangelical state, which forces it’s population of rural farmers and pig ropers to go out on an invariably freezing winter night, where they invariably pick losers. I mean, Rick Santorum? Mike Huckabee? Heck, they didn’t even pick Donald Trump in 2016, and decided that Ted Cruz (who everyone hates) would be their choice.
They don’t stop with the winner either. In this year’s caucus, they got the other choices wrong, with Ron DeSantis dropping out immediately after the caucus picked him for second place.
And that was just the Republicans. Remember, that we still don’t know who won the Iowa Democratic caucus from 4 years ago (but we do know that it wasn’t Joe Biden).
I console myself by pretending that this absolutely guarantees that Trump will go down in flames, becoming a punchline for a joke that isn’t even remotely funny.