Ubiquitous furniture/jingle pushers "Bernie and Phyl’s" current promotion promises: “If the National Voter turnout is 75% or greater for the 2016 United States of America Presidential Election on November 8th, 2016, you will receive your furniture for free!”
New Englanders, this bet is worse than the two major party candidates you have to choose from.
Iowa is unrepresentative of the United States and Iowa caucus goers are even more divorced from the American populace. And that’s exactly why Iowa is actually representative of our unrepresentative American electoral politics. Iowa is the American election process on speed -- if speed was made from ethanol.
If only Barack Obama had the skill and political savvy of Lyndon Johnson, he would have ushered in a new era of liberal dominance. Throw in some schmoozing with the leaders of the opposition, and we’d be chiseling his face into Mount Rushmore by now.
At least that’s what the old LBJ hands would have us believe.
They’re wrong because of what they ignore.