Another reason why whoever is declared the “winner” of tonight’s Democratic caucuses is as much a matter of spin as anything else: Iowa doesn’t report votes, but instead something called “state delegate equivalents.” It’s possible that more people caucused for Sanders tonight but that Clinton will win more state delegate equivalents because her vote was distributed more evenly. Then again, Clinton did lead in the Iowa entrance polls. Without an actual vote count from Iowa, we’ll never know.
I could not get excited about Iowa tonight. Could be because my facebook feed is full of so much Sanders fanaticism, I’ve grown weary of the whole thing by now. Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as too much rah-rah. And the media coverage treats Iowa like it’s the BIG THING, when history has proven otherwise.
Anyway, here is a shiny new thread to talk about it all. I just finished shoveling 12″ of snow and am off to bed. Cheers!
UPDATE: I guess Carly went to bed before I did:
— Roger Riley (@rogerriley) February 2, 2016