As the clock ticks down for the first-in-the nation caucuses, held in the all-important state of Iowa, the top remaining GOP presidential candidates are making their final appeals to Republican voters in an attempt to convince them they would be the best option to take on President Joe Biden in the general election held later this year in November. Whoever takes home the “W” in Iowa is a pretty good bet for becoming the presidential nominee, though it’s not a sure lock, especially with the instability of the political climate in the United States right now.
Just ahead of voters going to the polls to cast their ballots, former President Donald Trump has done a very fine job of establishing a very healthy lead over his competitors, former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley, pharmaceutical executive Vivek Ramaswamy, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. A lot of talking heads are concerned that extremely cold temperatures and snow might have a dramatic impact on the turnout on Monday. The candidates still in the race are urging those who support them to put on their big boy pants and do what’s best for the country and brave the inclement weather in order to cast their ballots.
Guys, the future of our nation is at stake. Are cold temperatures and snow really going to deter you from doing your part to help preserve the greatest nation in the history of humankind? Do you not want to see freedom and liberty passed on to your children and grandchildren? Suck. It. UP.
Our founding fathers suffered immensely to create this country. They braved cold and snow, starvation, sickness, and all kinds of trouble and discomfort for the principles and values we now take for granted on a daily basis. Honor them and their sacrifices.
That being said, also be extremely careful and take the proper precautions as you head out. Be safe, don’t be stupid.
Check out more details from the Daily Caller’s report:
During a rally on Sunday in Indianola, Trump told his supporters that Monday’s vote would be an opportunity to send a message to the D.C. establishment.
“These caucuses are your personal chance to score the ultimate victory over all of the liars, cheaters, thugs, perverts, frauds, crooks, freaks, creeps and other quite nice people,” the former president and three time presidential candidate said. “The Washington swamp has done everything in its power to take away your voice. But tomorrow is your time to turn on them and to say and speak your mind and to vote.”
DeSantis, who has focused much of his campaign on Iowa, urged his supporters to show up for him on Monday, saying he would fight for them in Washington.
“Our responsibility is to carry the torch and conserve the sacred fire of liberty. You will have an ability to do that Monday night. I will take that torch into the remaining states and continue with this nomination battle,” The Florida Republican governor said in Akeny on Sunday . “I will be a candidate that will sweep us to victory — just like we did in Florida in record fashion — but more importantly than that, as a leader, I’ll always be somebody that you can be proud of.”
Haley, who has been seeing a bit of a surge in her popularity and polling information was fairly confident that she would do well in the state.
“I think we’ve always had a target on our back because we’ve been the one moving up. Everybody else is going down, and that’s a great thing,” she remarked. “But the real poll, you know, is on caucus day. And what we’ve said is we just want to come out of Iowa looking strong. We want to come out of New Hampshire strong. We want to come out of South Carolina strong.”
Ramaswamy, who also has spent a lot of time in Iowa, has predicted that he will be victorious.
“I think we’re going to win the Iowa caucus, and that’s going to propel us to the next phase of this race,” he commented. “The polls are totally off, many of the caucus-goers who are supporting us are first-time caucus-goers. I think that’s got the race set up exactly the way we want it. The expectations are set moderately for me, but we’re going to shatter those expectations.”
The caucus starts at 8:00 p.m. EST Monday, with only registered Republicans having the opportunity to vote. Caucus goers will be given an opportunity to hear from candidate representatives before casting a secret ballot for their preference. Republicans will meet at 1,657 precincts across the state’s 99 counties.
While holding a caucus, Iowa Democrats will not be voting on Monday, but will be casting ballots by mail. The ballots started to go out on January 12 and will be accepted until Super Tuesday on March 5. Biden, Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips, and Marianne Williamson will all be on the ballot. The Democrats decided to ditch Iowa because it said it wanted to prioritize non-white voters.
The first-in-the-nation primary will be held next week in the state of New Hampshire, which is chaffing the Democratic Party who wanted the first to be held in South Carolina. Biden is not on the ballot, though his campaign has been urging voters to write his name in as president.