Bloomberg Wins Iowa

He wasn’t campaigning there, but Michael Bloomberg won the Iowa caucus. No one scored a knock out victory. This leaves the door wide open for Bloomberg. In fact, it could not have worked out better.

Nationally,  he polls just behind Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Pete Buttigieg did well in Iowa and might do well in New Hampshire,  but he has no support among minorities. After Super Tuesday, it could well turn out to be a Bernie / Bloomberg Battle.

If they can keep from criticizing each other too hard, they might even be able to team up. Bernie for president, Bloomberg for VP. Wouldn’t that be interesting . . .

Bernie + AOC = ?

Stuck in Washington at the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders has sent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez off to Iowa to campaign for him. The results could be interesting.

While many Iowa voters have yet to make up their minds and the polling is fluid, Sanders is nonetheless on an upswing. Based on current polling, he is expected to do well at the caucuses that will be held in less than two weeks. The operative word here is ‘expected’. It is all about meeting or beating expectations.

If Sanders does not do well, AOC will take some of the blame. Conversely, if he does better than expected, she will be credited. Pretty much any way you look at it, she has tied her reputation to Sanders’ Iowa performance, even though she will have only spent a week there.