The New York Times can’t celebrate a Trump win in Iowa. The NYT is already downplaying the results of tonight’s Iowa caucuses.
The NYT came out with a note this morning about tonight’s Iowa caucuses. Here is what they have to say.
So far, the 2024 presidential campaign looks to be the least competitive in decades. The incumbent president is likely to win the Democratic nomination easily, while a former president seems to be running away with the Republican nomination.
Of course, this conclusion is based only on opinion polls, rather than actual voting. By tonight, however, voting will have begun, at least on the Republican side, thanks to the Iowa caucuses. Today’s newsletter offers a preview, in the form of three questions.
1. What’s the biggest story tonight?
Don’t get distracted by secondary issues. The big question is whether Donald Trump wins the landslide victory that polls have forecast. If he does, it will be the clearest sign yet that he is on pace to join Richard Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt and only a handful of earlier politicians who won the nomination of a major party at least three-times.
Recent polls have shown Trump receiving around 50 percent of the Republican vote in Iowa, with Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis both at 20 percent or below. The only other significant candidate remaining is Vivek Ramaswamy, who has been polling below 10 percent.
Even if Trump fares a little worse than polls indicate, a landslide win would suggest he is the overwhelming favorite for the nomination.
After pushing Hillary Clinton and being a huge member of the Russia collusion lie and coup, there is no way that the NYT can celebrate a Trump win.
Even with NYC falling apart with illegals sleeping on the streets, with a corrupt mayor and police chief, with corrupted prosecutors and judges, the NYT can’t get behind the kind of change that the state needs coming from a Trump Administration.
The NYT says that the second place finisher will be the race to watch:
The best outcome for Trump’s detractors (short of a shocking upset) would be for either Haley or DeSantis to finish well ahead of the other one. That outcome could allow the second-place finisher to emerge as the clear alternative to Trump, with a chance to consolidate the anti-Trump vote starting in New Hampshire, which holds its primary a week from tomorrow.
But if Haley or DeSantis are 40 points behind, what does it matter? (See Ted Cruz in 2016.)
The NYT and the left will not congratulate President Trump. They won’t address the elephant in the room – that the corrupt Biden Administration is destroying the country and the world and is trying to put President Trump in prison rather than face him in an election.