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Old 10-26-2015, 01:33 PM
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Didnt he call people from Iowa "schmucks"?
Don't recall the exact words, but he was quite derogatory.

Swift move on his part.
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:36 PM
 
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2012
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...lican_caucuses

25% Rick Santorum
25% Mitt Romney
21% Paul Ryan


2008
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...lican_caucuses

35% Mike Huckabee
25% Mitt Romney
13% Fred Thompson
13% John McCain
So consistently it seems a quarter of Iowa Republicans liked Romney...
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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Don't recall the exact words, but he was quite derogatory.

Swift move on his part.
He said too much Monsanto in the corn in Iowa creates issues in the brain.

Hopefully this isn't the end of Trump, he's just too much fun. I mean you don't get those sort of lines out of Rubio *yawn* or Jeb "My brother's not that bad" Bush.

Though there's always Ben Carson and his hilarious Popeye's Chicken robbery anecdotes.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:35 PM
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He said too much Monsanto in the corn in Iowa creates issues in the brain.
Uh oh. Monsanto won't like *that*.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Who won iowa last republican primary?
Romney and Santorum tied. And in '08 Huckabee won. Iowa reflects the Evangelical vote. They are no bellwether at all.
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:01 PM
 
Location: VA
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Iowa schmiowa! Vote trump! Save America! He can't be bought or stifled. He is our voice
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:24 PM
 
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Romney and Santorum tied. And in '08 Huckabee won. Iowa reflects the Evangelical vote. They are no bellwether at all.
Where is this "Iowa doesn't matter" stuff coming from all of a sudden? Is this some kind of talking point from a pro-Trump website?

Iowa's evangelical slant is part of what makes it important. You have to get a decent share of evangelicals nationally to carry the party. Most of the time the eventual nominee placed either first or second in Iowa. No one has ever become the nominee without at least doing double digits there. Unexpectedly showing well in Iowa was what kick started John McCain's bid.

I mean Trump is still second by a mile but if he drops any further back than that or God forbid starts polling single digits in Iowa it sure would matter. A lot.

Iowa is evangelical leaning (while still having a decent cross section of people), New Hampshire is the libertarian/quirkier wing of the party and South Carolina is more typical Republican cross section and strong establishemnt politcics. Nevada throws in the West but it generally doesn't mean a lot and then you have Super Tuesday... the motherload. But it's hard to get to Super Tuesday if Iowa has shown no faith in you.

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Old 10-26-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The news just gets worse for Donald Trump. The latest Iowa polling showing that Carson is nearly doubling Trump's percentage in Iowa. It goes to show that while Republicans have no problem with insulting Mexicans and women, you have to avoid insulting them as Trump did in calling Iowans brain-damaged. What will be his insult/answer to this latest blow to his ego?
Poll: Carson now holds 14-point lead over Trump in Iowa - CBS News
No, Trump didn't do that. His 'intern' supposedly did it. Not sure I believe it's an actual intern as they claim they do not have access. Would not surprise me if his 'intern' was an alter-ego that Trump created in order to tweet nasty things he would not have to later delete. I really think the guy is going off the deep end, and it started with the whole birther thing. Do ya really think people are going to forget about that whole nutso issue he made a huge deal of?

Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

"Hours after the release of a Quinnipiac University poll showing rival Ben Carson leading Trump among Iowa caucusgoers, the businessman and reality TV star quoted a tweet from a supporter that does appear to question Iowans’ mental state."

Trump Intern Says the Interns Don’t Actually Have Access to His Twitter Account | Mediaite

Trump blames ‘young intern’ for retweet that riled up Iowans | OnPolitics
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Default doubting Trump's grasp of world politics and other cultures

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/pol...pTJ/story.html

His nugget of knowledge on middle east politics and culture for the day. Throw on a burka ladies, when you don't have time for that morning makeup routine.

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Old 10-26-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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Iowa polls have been historically inaccurate when it comes to predicting the Republican nominee. Right now it is anyones guess who will be the nominee.
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