There are so many things wrong with this picture. Let’s see if we can find them all.
First of all, Mitt Romney won the pointless Iowa Caucus by 8 votes out of 122,255 total votes. He spent 17 jillion dollars there trying to make Newt Gingrich look bad. That worked. But then a guy who spent nothing almost beat him. Considering what advantages Romney had over Rick Santorum, Santorum kind of did beat him. Mitt’s been the frontrunner for years now, so winning by 8 votes means that everyone pretty much still hates him.
And he (almost) got beat by someone whose name has come to be defined as something I don’t even want to write…so just Google it. It’s more fun than me ruining the surprise for you, and it’ll keep it in the top search spot.
Then we’ve got Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain all finishing with less total votes combined than Ron Paul alone which is strange since god told them all to run for president. Then again, if god can’t make up his mind and he totally lacks the follow through to help any of them win, what does his endorsement really mean anyway? Besides, he told George W. Bush to invade Iraq, so maybe politics isn’t god’s thing. It’s almost like it would be a good idea to keep those things separate…
Somewhat unsurprisingly, 58 Iowans actually didn’t realize that Herman Cain left his sexual harassment 9-9-9 campaign of bullshit in the past a few weeks ago.
Jon Huntsman, the only candidate who openly admits to acknowledging the realities of climate change and evolution got 745 total votes. Literally, the only candidate with enough intelligence and integrity to essentially say that 2+2=4 gets treated like a total non-factor. There’s so much wrong with that.
But none of that is as wrong and funny as this…
135 people showed up to caucus for “no preference”.
Caucus attendees left their houses for a non-binding vote where they had to mill around for a while and then write a name down on a piece of blank paper…and 135 Iowans spent a few hours of their day doing this to write “no preference” on a card.
That is unequivocally insane.
So congratulations, Iowa. Your caucus system is still a total sham.