Trump's Iowa Speech: Iowa We Love You

"I think I might come here and buy a farm."

The gracious Donald Trump showed up tonight. He loves Iowans. He congratulates the others. He loves New Hampshire and South Carolina.

His wife looks gorgeous. His sons are on hand, they've been in Iowa giving speeches. I think Ivanka was on the left with her husband but I was typing and didn't really see. (Corrected: His daughter with Marla Trump is not Vanessa but Tiffany. So I have no idea who the blond was with his sons.)

Trump says he will get the Republican nomination and beat Hillary or Bernie or "whoever the hell they throw up."

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    Trump's daughter with Marla (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by caseyOR on Mon Feb 01, 2016 at 10:04:44 PM EST
    Is named Tiffany, not Vanessa. I am a little bit depressed that I know this.

    thanks you're right (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Feb 01, 2016 at 10:20:21 PM EST
    I just corrected

    Borowitz: Fiorina Declares Victory (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Mr Natural on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 05:15:54 AM EST
    Growing emotional, Fiorina said that her victory in the Iowa caucuses was the greatest moment in her life since she "built Hewlett-Packard into the most successful computer company of all time."

    She also thanked the "countless" former Hewlett-Packard employees who stumped for her in Iowa. "The relentless love and support the Hewlett-Packard crew has shown to me just blows me away," she said.

    Hey, the sad irony is, (none / 0) (#13)
    by NYShooter on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 06:03:13 PM EST
    it's as real as everything else coming out of that Party.

    Happy that (none / 0) (#3)
    by ragebot on Mon Feb 01, 2016 at 10:26:44 PM EST
    Trump's blabbing was mercifully short compared to every one else.  That alone is basis to like him.

    I hope it does turn out that Trump goes to Iowa (none / 0) (#4)
    by Peter G on Mon Feb 01, 2016 at 10:47:58 PM EST
    to "buy the farm" (figuratively speaking). He sure has a way with words. And the Democratics will "throw up" a candidate. The man is eloquent (not).

    he is funny though (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Feb 01, 2016 at 11:25:33 PM EST
    but not for the reasons he thinks.

    Personally (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 08:49:59 AM EST
    I would so rather hear him than Ted Cruz.  

    Do I really have to choose between those two? (none / 0) (#10)
    by Peter G on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 09:08:43 AM EST
    How awful.

    You might rabbit (none / 0) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 09:11:53 AM EST
    You might

    Observation of a friend who caucused: (none / 0) (#6)
    by oculus on Mon Feb 01, 2016 at 11:40:56 PM EST
    "We went to the Republican caucus. There was a BIG crowd And they couldn't get started on time...45 minutes late."

    "A strange but accurate predictor (none / 0) (#8)
    by Mr Natural on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 07:16:59 AM EST
    ... of whether someone supports Donald Trump"

    "One of the reasons that Donald Trump has flummoxed pollsters and political analysts is that his supporters seem to have nothing in common.  What's bringing all these different people together, new research shows, is a shared type of personality -- a personality that in many ways has nothing to do with politics.

    This is in people's guts, not their brains," said Marc Hetherington, a political scientist and an expert on authoritarianism at Vanderbilt University. "This is much more primal."

    "I'm not saying they're fascists," MacWilliams said of Trump's supporters, "but authoritarians obey."

    - Max Ehrenfreund, WonkBlog, The Washington Post

    The anti-politician... (none / 0) (#12)
    by kdog on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 04:49:27 PM EST
    sounded like a boilerplate politician in his Iowa concession.

    Quite frankly I'm a little disappointed in Le Donald.

    Yo Tambien, compañero... (none / 0) (#14)
    by fishcamp on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 07:36:29 PM EST
    "Here's What It Means." (none / 0) (#15)
    by Mr Natural on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 08:30:49 PM EST
    Polls Were Way Off on Donald Trump. Here's What It Means.
    - Nate Cohn, The New York Times

    Mr. Trump was at 31 percent in the final polls, but finished with just 24 percent. In our data set of early primary polls from New Hampshire and Iowa since 2004, no candidate underperformed the final surveys by as much as Mr. Trump.

    It's probably not a coincidence that the candidate who underperformed the polls by the most is also the one who had a mediocre turnout operation and enjoyed seemingly nonstop media coverage.

    The entrance polls showed that evangelicals were 63 percent of the electorate, while most pre-election polls showed a much lower tally. The final Selzer poll, considered to be one of the most reliable polls, had evangelical voters at 47 percent of the electorate.

    Once we (none / 0) (#16)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 08:49:29 PM EST
    get to more reliable states I think the polling will get better. Iowa has always been hard to poll with Selzer being the only reliable one there. I would assume polls in places like SC are correct due to the fact that it's a primary and I believe it's closed.

    I would think Trumps numbers are probably more accurate in NH however if he's depending on independents to carry the day for him you just never know.


    Interesting (none / 0) (#18)
    by FlJoe on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 08:05:01 AM EST
    thing about the polls, they were dead on from early December to early January The moment Trump went birther, the media went into a frenzy and the numbers got really skewed.

    In other words the polls had a good handle on things until Trump and the media jumped in with both feet and totally skewed the numbers. I think Rubio's numbers were correct and the polls did show a late surge which historically bodes well in Iowa.

    I have heard Seltzer and others talk about poll fatigue and have witnessed it first hand, the early states are polled relentlessly until(IMO) the only people still answering the phone on the last rounds are probably political horse race junkies who are easily swayed by the media narrative.

    In a way Trump was a victim of his "air superiority" with his numbers being artificially inflated by him and the media, setting himself up for missing an unreachable mark (although I his skipping the debate cost him a point or two to Marco)


    Click it while it lasts... (none / 0) (#17)
    by Mr Natural on Tue Feb 02, 2016 at 09:59:54 PM EST
    www.loser.com now resolves to The Donald's wikipedia page.  (the backstory)

    Bored?  Learn the greatest programming language in Earth history - Trumpscript.

    There are a few rules:

    All numbers must be strictly greater than 1 million. The small stuff is inconsequential.

    Interesting that Donald (none / 0) (#19)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 09:34:10 AM EST
    Is campaigning with Scott Brown who endorsed him yesterday.  He really would be a smart choice for VP.

    Perfect (none / 0) (#20)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 09:42:30 AM EST
    choice IMO.

    He's making a big play for NH (none / 0) (#21)
    by CST on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 09:45:46 AM EST
    And MA is coming up on super Tuesday.  

    I gotta wonder how teaming up with someone who has the distinction of losing two senate seats in a row in neighboring states is going to help him, but whatever.

    I don't necessarily disagree with you, I just think Scott Brown is a tool.


    Yeah (none / 0) (#22)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 09:47:57 AM EST
    but you're not thinking about this like a Republican.

    btw (none / 0) (#23)
    by CST on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 09:48:53 AM EST
    Fair warning - I'm fairly certain we're grooming the next Mitt Romney right now in Republican governor Charlie Baker.  My apologizes in advance.

    Well (none / 0) (#24)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 09:52:34 AM EST
    if a Republican is ever going to win the WH again it's going to have to be someone like him.

    I was going to say that I'm surprised Trump (none / 0) (#26)
    by Anne on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 10:19:40 AM EST
    is okay being on stage with a man who is much better looking than he is, until I realized that Trump wouldn't see it that way: no one is better looking than Trump!

    Even with his tanning-booth white eye-rings.  And that hair, that hair.


    A ton of anti-Rubio ads (none / 0) (#25)
    by CST on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 10:09:57 AM EST
    Hitting the TV these days.  I get some of the NH regional TV ads so it's that time.  It's not 100% clear who they are coming from, but somebody (Jeb?) really doesn't like Rubio.

    They are going to come (none / 0) (#27)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 10:25:11 AM EST
    From everyone

    I caught Christie... (none / 0) (#28)
    by kdog on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 10:28:01 AM EST
    on the boob tube yesterday going full Trump on Rubio...called him Bubble Boy like 8 times in two minutes.

    Donald is in Littke Rock tonight (none / 0) (#29)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Feb 03, 2016 at 12:11:59 PM EST
    I emailed some LR friends.  They said it was like the freaking Rolling Stones were coming.