I just couldn’t resist going after Hillary Clinton’s feminist attack crew, who may have cost her some votes in the New Hampshire primary. The comments by Madeleine Albright, Gloria Steinem and Bill Clinton are notable for their tone-deafness. I’m sure they all mean well, but I don’t think they’re doing candidate Clinton any favors with their feminist critiques.
Threatening to send female voters to hell or accusing female millennial voters of chasing boys in the rival campaign is probably not the best way to win them over. (It might be better than having an ex-president who had a sexual relationship with a young intern speak out about feminism, though.)
And whatever the Hillary attack dogs may say, she would be well-served by finding ones who are slightly younger than seventy if she wants to recapture young voters who are drawn to Bernie Sanders. Clinton already has enough problems without highlighting the been-there-done-that burden of her message. (By the way, you can now find loads of behind-the-scenes updates, downloads, prints and more here on my just-released Patreon page!)
Now that a couple of the tinier states in the Union are trying their best to decide the next leader of the free world, let’s take a look at what just happened in Iowa. It looks like God was really in Ted Cruz’s corner and helped him win the caucuses, but a few dirty tricks may have helped as well. (Say what you will about Donald Trump and his motivation, at least he is using his crazed reality show electoral soap box to draw some attention to the Cruz campaign’s shady tactics.)
Now, after just one contest carried out in one small state, the torrent of candidates dropping out has begun. Where do these candidates who “suspend their campaign” go? Are they perpetually waiting offstage at some purgatory of a town hall meeting, forever doomed to be political wraiths in suspended animation?
The “virtual tie” between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders proved to be a fascinating cliffhanger, complete with multiple coin tosses and a not-quite-victory speech. (Clinton was breathing a “big sigh of relief” when most news outlets were still saying it was too close to call.) Depending on who’s talking, it was at once a terrible and great night for both Hillary and Bernie. I wonder if New Hampshire uses mumblety peg to break a tie?
Now that Donald Trump has declared he’ll skip Thursday's debate because he hates Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, he’s planning a big special Trump event that will compete for debate airtime. My guess is he’s going to double-down on the Sarah Palin endorsement.
Only a true leader and battle-tested president and statesman like Franklin Delano Roosevelt could possibly make Sarah Palin’s words sound remotely coherent. I know it’s sacrilege to have FDR endorse Trump, but I just couldn’t resist having him deliver Palin’s garbled stream of consciousness. (Plus, probably pre-channeling Trump, FDR at one time he had a thing for internment camps, remember?)
This race is bound to get weirder so why not bring in FDR, just like Trump did recently? Let’s see if The Donald continues to call Iowa voters “stupid” this close to the caucus. Enjoy the cartoon and prep your supplies for the Final Days as the clown car speeds to the primaries!