Iowa Republicans don’t. Iowa politics is generally rather staid. The biggest question for 50 years was whether Branstad would win by 7 points or 10? Whether or not Grassley would even have an opponent. Incumbents are never voted out. They retire or seek another office but they are never voted out. Iowa Democrats lead by Theresa Greenfield (pictured above) are going to clean house 11/3. Its going to be a bloodbath. King lost his primary, that never happens.
Greenfield is such a superior candidate. She stands for something other than corporate lobbyists. In 50 years I’ve never seen Iowa Republicans so intellectually bankrupt. I can see coattails on this one. Her TV ads are very powerful. Her messages are simple and clearly stated. Its never been so clear that all the Republicans stand for is big ag and the insurance industry.
The irony is that at the national level the Biden campaign has nothing, they are completely bankrupt of new ideas. They offer no reason to vote for them. Greenfield ads on the other hand have gutted Ernst and left her body on an Iowa fencepost. They take her to task on SSA, Medicare, jobs, corporate welfare, her ads are ripping Ernst a new one. Its funny the national Democrats and the big money targeted Ernst, she’s about as wishy washy a liberal Republican as you can get. She’s got the rural vote because she brings home the ethanol subsidies.
The House races are no different as far as I can see. They don’t have the money the Senate race has, but are just as devastating. From what I can see even Feenstra in Iowa’s rural/conservative 4th could lose. No way David Young wins in Iowa’s 3rd. But perhaps the most amazing story in this year of political earthquakes, is how talk radio completely missed it. I’ll be really curious to see how it all comes out.
A fun show to listen to after an election is Iowa Politics Wednesday on the NPR affiliates. They get everything wrong in their predictions, but act like they saw it all coming the day after. Not that any of this matters, as I have stated a hundred times, this government in its current configuration cannot work. Aside from the obvious of Congress taking money from the lobbyists they are supposed to be regulating, it is now revealed through Hunter Biden’s laptop that Joe Biden has been part of an extortion racket of epic proportions and will never be brought to justice.
Just like Hillary. Joe’s corruption they just dismiss with a wave of the hand and the phrase, “Russian disinformation“. With Hillary they told us it was perfectly normal to go around busting up cell phones with a hammer, and for the Secretary of State to run her email off a private server in her basement (and delete 33K of them when an investigation is in progress). The complete absence of law and order does not bode well for a “nation of laws”.
Most importantly, I think Republicans could lose the Iowa Legislature. Where that affects me is with gun rights. Gunowners by and large are really stupid. The 2 concepts where they lose are failure to look ahead and for everyone to contribute. We’ve had it incredibly good the past 10 years with right to carry. Democrats and liberal sheriffs are chomping at the bit to roll that back.
[Just to be clear, I didn’t say the Democrats had the right message, I just said they had a message. If TV ads right before an election was how you made your decision, then there’s no contest is all I’m saying.]