Monday, February 1, 2016

Full of Sound and Fury

MSNBC is covering the Iowa Caucuses all night long. It will be the same in the New Hampshire primary. Iowa has 6 electoral votes and New Hampshire has 4. That's 10 out of 538! That's around 2% of the Electoral College.

I am sick to death of hearing about 2 states that, in terms of diversity, have next to nothing in way of reflecting what America looks like!

In Iowa about 40% of the Democrats describe themselves as 'socialist' and over half of the Republicans self identify as 'evangelical, right-wing'. There are no other states where that would be true.

So, what's the fuss? Why do we care? What is so newsworthy besides the national media says it is.

To complete the quote in the title: ...signifying nothing..."

Wake me up when the voting 'really' begins....

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