Ted Cruz takes Iowa!

UPDATE: Hillary declares victory after winning 6 Iowa precincts by coin tosses

Once again the prediction gurus were wrong. Donald Trump (24%) lags behind Ted Cruz (28%) by 4 percentage points. In total votes, that’s 51,047 for Cruz to 44,837 for Trump.

Cruz‘ Iowa ground game paid off. As he addressed his supporters, he said, “God bless the great state of Iowa. Tonight is a victory for the grass-roots. Tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across Iowa and all across this great nation. Iowa has sent notice that the Republican nominee and the next president of the United States will not be chosen by the media; will not be chosen by the Washington establishment; will not be chosen by the lobbyists.”

The Iowa caucus numbers are all here, courtesy of Fox News. It’s time for big spending Jeb! Bush, pulling a mere three percent, to fold his tent and give Karl Rove and his white board a vacation. The GOP establishment has received the back of the hand of middle America.

A record 185,000 people reportedly took part in the GOP caucuses, shattering the 2012 turnout by 5.4 percent.

And the Dems? Clinton and Sanders are in a virtual tie, with no definitive winner called Monday night. Martin O’Malley, with just 1%, has decided to suspend his presidential campaign.


14 Responses to Ted Cruz takes Iowa!

  1. Kent says:

    In all of the polls, Trump was predicted as the runaway winner, which proves that the only ones to rely on are the voters. Glad to see Rubio coming in third. His time with John McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and the rest of the Gang of 8 amnesty goons will not soon be forgotten.

  2. Braveheart says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Rubio is a slick talking snake. Anyone who thinks bonding with McCain and Flake on amnesty for America’s invaders is a smart move will never get my vote.

  3. Realist says:

    The Donald must be stunned this morning, thinking he woke up from a bad dream and realizing it was reality. That’s what he schoolyard bullying tactics brought him. What was the point of repeatedly saying Cruz is a mean guy and no one likes him? If the type of senators Arizona is burdened with don’t like you, that’s a PLUS.

  4. lowadobian says:

    The fact Rubio continues to garner support is more troubling than anything. The post-Fox debate “round Robin” of gushing audience adjectives would have been laughable if it weren’t so appalling an indicator of the stalwart stupidity in the Party. Wish he’d do his “no show” act on the election circuit so we could forget he exists.

  5. State Delegate says:

    The GOP establishment has received the back of the hand of middle America? I’d more appropriately say middle America gave the GOP establishment the middle finger rather than the back of the hand. It was good to see!! I hope they’re sitting up and taking notice.

  6. jakesez says:

    Rubio is a campaign conservative if there ever was one. He ran for the Senate as a Tea Party conservative then as soon as he was sworn in he joined the gang of eight as a moderate and now talks about building the conservative base. He wouldn’t know a conservative base form his own backside. The sad fact is that the eastern states get to select the candidates from which we have to choose.

    • CD 8 PC says:

      Good summation. At least the winnowing has begun. Mike Huckabee has closed his campaign. I’ll cheer when Jebbie follows.

  7. Casper says:

    Tuesday morning quarterbacking headline suggestion…”Arrogant Trump humbled.” That says it all.

  8. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Jeb Bush, the presumed GOP frontrunner spent $2,884 per Iowa vote and it won him…SIXTH PLACE.

    His amnesty stance is as much a campaign killer as his dynasty ambitions and having Columba, his big spending Mexican born wife who resisted becoming a US citizen, tell an interviewer they speak only Spanish in their home.
    The Weekly Standard reports Jeb spent more than nay other candidate in the race. Fat lotta good that did. Watch as the money supply dries up.

  9. azgary says:

    Iowa cost per vote

    jeb $2674

    rubio $255

    cruz $116

    Trump $66


    the cost per delegate in Iowa was

    Trump 471k

    cruz 750k

    rubio 1.7 million

    jeb 15 million

    and this is only advertising it doesnt include gotv costs of which the amnesty brothers cruz/rubio spent heavily on. there were also data mining efforts which cruz spent big on through robert mercer in things like breitbart (which mercer owns)voting surveys via cambridge analytiica.

    best bang for the buck definitely goes to Trump, but lets face it ALL the rest of them are great at spending other peoples money.

  10. azgary says:

    yes, iowa again voted for a preacher in chief, as they did the last two elections with huckabee and santorum.

    teddy televangelist wont play well in other places

  11. Saguaro Sam says:

    Cruz made the rounds to all 99 counties in Iowa.
    Interesting that many municipalities in Iowa are sanctuary cities–the number that I read last week was 22, but I can’t recall the source.

    Lots of mush-brained college kids clamoring to vote for Bernie.

    However, when some of the college kids were interviewed, they could not define the term “socialism” and did not really know much about old Bernie except that he was willing to give them free stuff and tax everyone else to death.

    Yet another example of how the socialists, Marxists, and other anti-American groups have made huge inroads by indoctrinating our young people.

  12. Saguaro Sam says:

    And you might want to read about Ted Cruz putting out a tweet at the last minute, telling folks that Ben Carson was suspending his campaign.

    Cruz has now admitted that his campaign staff did do this, however he is blaming CNN.
    Cruz has apologized to Carson. Empty apology.

    The were photos last night, posted on a British news site, showing Carson fans flooding out of their caucus areas prior to voting.

    See thegatewaypundit.com for a screenshot of the tweet.
    It was Not tweeted by CNN, but states that CNN was the source.

  13. Tomfoolery says:

    Sean Hannity cited CNN as the source on his program this evening.