Today’s the day, ladies and gentlemen! The first real primaries that actually show us a trend in national politics. The Iowa Caucus isn’t really a primary, it’s a Republican circle jerk for who is the most religious of them all. In 2008 Huckabee won, in 2012 Santorum won, and in 2016 Cruz won. So, yeah, we all know what happens to the people elected in Iowa on the Republican side: they don’t win. They’re usually Pastor-In-Chiefs who are “too religious” for a general election. On the Democratic side, on the other hand, Iowa seemed to give up. A literal tie that was solved with a coin flip (I guess money can buy anything in politics), we didn’t really learn anything. Here are my predictions…
Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas who has been running from indictment charges since August 2014, recently endorsed Ted Cruz. Perry has run for the Presidency himself twice, failing in ways that could get him crowned the King of Stupid. Perry claims that he really only has the choice of Cruz and Trump, according to an interview with Politico. So, in short, he’s really only endorsing Cruz because he seems him as “more conservative”. Perry’s endorsement “blesses” Cruz’s already sinking campaign with the longest serving Texan Governor’s support. But lots of people are forgetting something crucially important: Rick Perry, an unfathomably mentally challenged politician, is a criminal.
Endorsements are meant to increase support, drum up public awareness, and begin the final stages of primary fighting. Strong, important members of political parties oftentimes hold back they’re opinions until all the scandals that prop up during the early phases of campaigning is over. They wait, watching the candidates before deciding which one is the one for them. A pinpointed, rather mundane process, really. The idea is simple: don’t pick the wrong candidate. Endorsing the wrong candidate is chaos. If they mess up, if they fail, you’re on record for supporting them. This is why so many smart politicians hold back, even opting to not endorse any candidate if nobody looks stable enough.