Iowa: Ahead of next week’s caucuses. Sanders leads with 25%, followed by Buttigieg with 18% and Biden with 17%. This wouldn’t’t be the the last time a frontrunner lost Iowa, but third place is pretty harsh.
New York, Biden: While it’s true that Biden isn’t exactly drowning in the votes of Hawkeye Democrats, he is getting flooded by New York money. After having some fairly lackluster fundraising quarters for a frontrunner, there has been so much demand for Uncle Joe from the Wall Street types that his people had to split a fundraiser into two separate events, just to fit everyone into the room.
Sanders: America’s favorite 1970s time capsule has gotten the endorsement of one the country’s most trusted broadcasters, and the alphabet people are not happy about it. Comedian, podcaster, and UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently endorsed Sanders’ presidential bid, and that’s a decently big deal. If you’re a white dude under 35 and over 18, you either tune in for Rogan’s podcasts semi-regularly, or you have several friends that do. Granted, Sanders was already doing well with that crowd in the Democratic primary, but it’s a really solid get for his team. However, Rogan has some views, especially on the intersection of transgenderism and sports, that are haram among vast swaths of the Democratic activist set. Therefore, the Human Rights Campaign has demanded that Sanders disavow the endorsement. In typical Sanders fashion, the senator has refused to do so.
Warren: In something of a ‘Wait, what?’ turn of fate, the DesMoines Register has endorsed Warren in the Iowa Democratic caucuses. While it’s possible that this is a sincere endorsement, savvy minds might see it as an attempt to pull some Bernie voters to Warren and give biden a better chance at coming up the middle….