Things are not looking good for the Republican Party based on the Iowa rejection of the “moderate” Republicans.
During MSNBC’s coverage of the Iowa Caucuses, Chris Matthews pointed out that 97% of Iowa Republicans had rejected the Bush family, with Jeb Bush at 2.7%. Bush is currently at this writing at 2.8%.
Nearly ten times more Republicans have voted for Donald Trump over Jeb Bush. Bush has 3,400+ votes and Trump has 30,000+ votes. Bush spent a lot of money in Iowa and this is what he got for it.
Combined, GOP “moderates” (grading on a big Trump curve) earned 8.6%, behind Ben Carson’s 9.8%.
Senator Ted Cruz is beating Trump 28-25%, by 3,700+ votes, as of this writing.
Republicans should be very concerned. The “moderate” establishment Republicans are cooked in the Iowa caucus.
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