No, he didn’t win the Iowa caucuses….
‘The Donald’ actually left the state last night with the same amount of delegates for the GOP nomination as Marco Rubio….
The guy who played the game the way you do in Iowa with a ground game, not just free media ….Won….
Cruz won by 3.4% points and only collected one more delegate …..
But he WON….
Trump was contrite in his concession speech, which may have surprised some , but was just a confirmation that all his noise is just that…. Noise….
Trump knows losing….
He’s been thru it in business and other things, just like all of us….
He’s on to New Hampshire now….
We’ll see how he adjusts to the fact that he is no longer the ‘King’…..
We’ll see how his symbolic relationship with the media fairs with voters actually voting….
We’ll see how a man with the highest negatives in race can overcome them….
But it’s now in the voters hands….Not the media…..
And certainly not the pollsters, who oversold Donald Trump , the Entertainer….
After dominating the Republican race and predicting a win in Monday’s caucuses, Trump looks to New Hampshire with his veneer of invincibility shattered and fresh proof that winning in the polls does not prevent losing when it matters.
Even as his team expressed confidence about next week’s primary, Republican operatives and Trump allies saw what his critics had long predicted — a campaign that was not equipped to capitalize on its candidate’s popularity and momentum. Now they expect polls to tighten in New Hampshire and for the loss to take a psychological toll on supporters of a contender who has sold himself as the ultimate winner.
“Tonight showed that Trump is mortal and his strategy of hyping himself has the potential to backfire,” said Republican operative Ryan Williams, a former Mitt Romney aide, speaking from New Hampshire.
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