Trump: Eh, who cares about that Iowa thing now?

posted at 10:01 am on February 5, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

Well, until last night’s interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, it seemed Donald Trump certainly cared a great deal about it. After a brief but gracious silver-medalist speech on Monday night, Trump spent the rest of the week raging on Twitter over Ted Cruz’ supposed “voter fraud,” demanding a do-over of the Iowa caucuses and investigations by the RNC. After a few days of what Cruz called a “Trumper-tanrum,” Trump now wants everyone to just get over it:

The day after accusing Ted Cruz of winning the Iowa caucuses unfairly and asking for a rematch in the state, Donald Trump says he’s now over it.

“I’m so much into this, into New Hampshire, that I just — I don’t care about that anymore,” Trump said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Manchester, just five days out from next Tuesday’s primary contest here. “This is the place I’m focused on now.” …

In Thursday’s sit-down with CNN, Trump said some “strange things” appeared to have happened in Iowa, and that the Cruz campaign’s actions likely hurt him more than Carson.

“I like Ben Carson very much and he got pretty roughed up, frankly,” Trump said. “Although it affected me maybe more than Ben.”

But Trump added: “Who cares?”

Go figure. The controversy didn’t do much for Trump, as his strong numbers may be eroding a bit, but raising the profile of Cruz and now Marco Rubio didn’t do the Republican frontrunner in the Granite State any favors. Suddenly, he’s the model of grace and charm, even joking with Anderson Cooper that he might trademark “Trumper-tantrum” because “I actually like that phrase.”

That’s not the only adjustment Trump has made this week. After getting outboxed in Iowa, Trump has suddenly begun doing more traditional retail campaigning in New Hampshire:

Throughout his campaign, Trump has largely avoided smaller, town hall-style events. But since coming in second place after Cruz in Iowa, Trump appears to be acknowledging the importance of retail politics and one-on-one time with voters.

Trump was initially set to hold two campaign events on Thursday. But late Wednesday, the campaign announced an additional three campaign stops, including the interview with CNN and a visit with local business leaders.

That’s a smart move, and one that shows that Trump can make adjustments on the fly. But is it too little, too late? Other campaigns, including both Cruz and Rubio as well as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and John Kasich, have invested significant time and effort in retail politicking in New Hampshire. That kind of organization takes a long time to build and requires a candidate who can offer that kind of access to individual voters. Trump has the personal resources to build that kind of effort, but at this stage he may not have the time, and the other campaigns may have already tied up the most effective resources.

Of course, Trump went into New Hampshire with a much bigger polling lead than he had in Iowa, and has more margin for error. A first-place finish will be a win no matter what, but if it’s a neck-and-neck finish with either Rubio, Cruz, or both, Trump’s biggest argument of being a guaranteed winner begins to look less and less realistic. With that in mind, Trump appears to have belatedly applied a little more discipline to his temperament and put more effort into actual campaigning as opposed to holding rallies. We’ll see if both of those hold up through Tuesday.


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NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Did you check out that video?

Were you not familiar with the story via hindsight, wouldn’t you conclude that something was afoot with the Carson campaign?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:04 AM

He had the guy endorsing him this week nearly give him a fatal blow. Now Rubio is reduced to explaining his ‘accomplishments’ that no one can name. He WAS having a good week.

TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 11:02 AM

Santorum making an a$$ of himself on Rubio’s behalf is no fatal blow. It might have tempered the week a tiny bit, but he’s still stronger than ever.

If you want to talk about endorsements, then let’s talk about Tim Scott, the incredibly popular senator for SC who came out in support of Rubio. That will have an effect in South Carolina. I can guarantee it.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Kasich may not be as popular as the top three but that’s because he’s quiet and studious, and his conservative ideals are at odds with those who just want to gladhand the demorats, that’s why he’s always been my top choice in this race.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Kasich doesn’t eat cheese, and opposes cheese subsidies. I can never vote for a man like that.

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Denial of Kasich being the only actual conservative in this race doesn’t serve you well.

There are others here who haven’t seen the light either.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:03 AM

Many, many, many, many,many others.
Show them the light , Bishop.

katy the mean old lady on February 5, 2016 at 11:06 AM

troyriser_gopftw on February 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Kasich grew up poorer than dirt, his dad was a mailman and the postal service offers very very little to its workers, their union contracts make Mumbai peasants seem rich in comparison.

Kasich had to study karate because his neighborhood was tough and crime ridden, have you ever lived in a place like that?

His conservatism was formed in that neighborhood as he grew up, Kasich knows suffering and he knows conservatism, the man is a modern day Ronaldus Maximus.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:06 AM

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/cruz-carson-dirty-tricks-iowa-caucuses-timeline

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Seriously, the attempted cover-up here on HA is appalling. Can you imagine if it was Trump that had pulled something like this?

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Seriously, the attempted cover-up here on HA is appalling. Can you imagine if it was Trump that had pulled something like this?

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:07 AM

As someone who dislikes Trump intensely, I can say:

Even if he had won the caucus, I wouldn’t have cared about the story.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:08 AM

Seriously, the attempted cover-up here on HA is appalling. Can you imagine if it was Trump that had pulled something like this?

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:07 AM

I don’t know why you’re so upset about all this. Politicians gonna politic.

gryphon202 on February 5, 2016 at 11:08 AM

You have to like the fact that Trump adapts so quickly.
He’s learning on the job or completely schizoid,
two good qualities in a politician. :)

Mister Ghost on February 5, 2016 at 11:08 AM

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:07 AM

What ‘coverup’?

Simply calling something by a certain term does not call instantly call it into existence.

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:10 AM

He’s learning on the job or completely schizoid,
two good qualities in a politician. :)

Mister Ghost on February 5, 2016 at 11:08 AM

I’m gonna have to pass on another Andrew Jackson, thank you very much.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Kasich doesn’t eat cheese, and opposes cheese subsidies. I can never vote for a man like that.

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Lol that’s been debunked so many times on here it’s not even funny.

He wants to gradually phase out the cheese subsidies over 5 years.

It’s called “principles” and “having a backbone”.

Reminds of a guy named Ronald Reagan.

Any other ridiculous points that you want to bring up?

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Did you check out that video?

Were you not familiar with the story via hindsight, wouldn’t you conclude that something was afoot with the Carson campaign?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:04 AM

I’ve seen it and it doesn’t matter. However even then they never stated he was suspending the campaign.

The Cruz campaign initiated theor slander/ fraud campaign after both Carson and CNN stated on Twitter and elsewhere that the rumors are wrong and he’s stating in.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:11 AM

That’s what pisses me off so much during this cycle, spreading lies about the good men who want to roll back the disasters foisted upon us by Dog Eater and his cronies.

No one can point to any evidence that Kasich isn’t the only real conservative in this race, they’re reduced to saying “But but but…medicare!”

Medicare? Whatever, a tiny, insignificant social program most of America doesn’t even use but now it’s a huge deal. Yeah ok.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Santorum making an a$$ of himself on Rubio’s behalf is no fatal blow.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Santorum established the narrative AGAINST Rubio when he was supposed to be endorsing him. It’s not fatal, it’s wounding.

Because it’s not a good list.

TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

The Cruz campaign initiated theor slander/ fraud campaign after both Carson and CNN stated on Twitter and elsewhere that the rumors are wrong and he’s stating in.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Can we apply the same standard to Trump implying that Carson was a pedophile? I mean, that was slander, wasn’t it?

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Can you imagine if it was Trump that had pulled something like this?

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Trump condemned Cruz for using the ‘L’ word and yet over the past few days has done the very same.

Are you amenable with such double standards?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

His conservatism was formed in that neighborhood as he grew up, Kasich knows suffering and he knows conservatism, the man is a modern day Ronaldus Maximus.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:06 AM

Cry me a river. I grew up in poverty, a trailer court kid in rural Indiana. As it happens, I’m also a combat infantry veteran, a former amateur boxer and a martial artist, so Kasich’s sob story cuts no ice with me.

Never not once would my background give me a pass on bad behavior. Further, postal workers–then and now–enjoy a measure of security (with pension) unknown to most working people, so you could never say Kasich grew up in frigging poverty.

Another thing: I served under President Reagan. Your beloved is no Ronald Reagan.

troyriser_gopftw on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Santorum established the narrative AGAINST Rubio when he was supposed to be endorsing him. It’s not fatal, it’s wounding.

Because it’s not a good list.

TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

I believe that the effect will be small and barely noticeable.

We disagree, and we’ll see when New Hampshire votes, I guess.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:16 AM

I don’t know why you’re so upset about all this. Politicians gonna politic.

gryphon202 on February 5, 2016 at 11:08 AM

Precisely what Trump is doing. Politicking. He took the Cruz fraud and turned it to his own political advantage.

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:04 AM

I’ve seen it and it doesn’t matter.

Facts don’t matter?

However even then they never stated he was suspending the campaign.

Strawman – they implied as such.

The Cruz campaign initiated theor slander/ fraud campaign after both Carson and CNN stated on Twitter and elsewhere that the rumors are wrong and he’s stating in.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:13 AM

So it the standard that unless one instantly knows every scrape of information about a particular subject, it’s ‘slander/ fraud’?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:19 AM

troyriser_gopftw on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Would you like to be served pan fried or broiled?

katy the mean old lady on February 5, 2016 at 11:19 AM

That’s what pisses me off so much during this cycle, spreading lies about the good men who want to roll back the disasters foisted upon us by Dog Eater and his cronies.

No one can point to any evidence that Kasich isn’t the only real conservative in this race, they’re reduced to saying “But but but…medicare!”

Medicare? Whatever, a tiny, insignificant social program most of America doesn’t even use but now it’s a huge deal. Yeah ok.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Yeah, the only standard that they have is that they have no standards.

You can’t debate people like that but hopefully a few of them will see the light.

Don’t know how it can be any clearer that Kasich is the next Reagan.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:19 AM

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/cruz-carson-dirty-tricks-iowa-caucuses-timeline

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 10:59 AM

Seriously, the attempted cover-up here on HA is appalling. Can you imagine if it was Trump that had pulled something like this?

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Well we have “conservatives” here talking like they are members in good standing of occupy wall street, so who cares if they support dirty, corrupt campaigning by a guy campaigning as God’s servant here on Earth and campaigning against those “dirty, corrupt politicians in the Washington Cartel.”

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Even Karl Rove says its lying and wrong:

some snippets:

“Carson never said that he has a big announcement later on;”
+
“this message was sent out to 1500 precinct captains and if 3-4 voters per precinct changed their votes from Carson to Cruz then that made all the difference in Cruz winning”

Mcguyver on February 5, 2016 at 11:21 AM

I don’t know why you’re so upset about all this. Politicians gonna politic.

gryphon202 on February 5, 2016 at 11:08 AM

Upset is the wrong word for me. The word is disgusted. Ted Cruz has been held up, by his followers, as a paragon of morality, based on his allegedly strong, Christian faith. Then he does something that shows he’s just another slimy politician, and they’re in denial about it, and blaming everyone but Cruz.

I’m disgusted with Cruz and his supporters who refuse to admit he used a dirty trick to sabotage Carson.

JannyMae on February 5, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Cry me a river. I grew up in poverty, a trailer court kid in rural Indiana. As it happens, I’m also a combat infantry veteran, a former amateur boxer and a martial artist, so Kasich’s sob story cuts no ice with me.

Never not once would my background give me a pass on bad behavior. Further, postal workers–then and now–enjoy a measure of security (with pension) unknown to most working people, so you could never say Kasich grew up in frigging poverty.

Another thing: I served under President Reagan. Your beloved is no Ronald Reagan.

troyriser_gopftw on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

His dad didn’t only work for the post office, he also did side jobs working as a clerk for the department of motor vehicles (which also pays next to nothing and is brutal, brutal work) as well as a karate instructor which is how Kasich got his black belt.

Have you never heard Kasich talk of having to use his martial arts training to protect himself from the Crips or Bloods (sorry cant remember which exactly) who terrorized his neighborhood, it’s both compelling and awe inspiring. Kasich knows tough.

I’m thinking the reason Kasich was hard on the cop was because he thought the cop might shoot him for no reason which is what cops do these day.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Precisely what Trump is doing. Politicking. He took the Cruz fraud and turned it to his own political advantage.

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:18 AM

1. On what evidence are you enabled to hurl such incendiary terminology hither and yon?

2. Are you stating that the ‘ends justify the means’?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:23 AM

If he “loses” NH (doubtful), I could see it being a 4 way split: 2 strong candidates and 2 weaker ones (total % of their votes is less than 15%).

If he came in second, maybe 1-3% difference, he’d still be okay rolling into SC. But that just means has to double down to make it to Convention.

He doesn’t have any hold-up as pertaining to funding his campaign. So he can use however much he thinks he needs to to win votes.

BlaxPac on February 5, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Upset is the wrong word for me. The word is disgusted. Ted Cruz has been held up, by his followers, as a paragon of morality, based on his allegedly strong, Christian faith. Then he does something that shows he’s just another slimy politician, and they’re in denial about it, and blaming everyone but Cruz.

I’m disgusted with Cruz and his supporters who refuse to admit he used a dirty trick to sabotage Carson.

JannyMae on February 5, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Politicians gonna politic. Those three words, when it’s all said-and-done, are all you need to sum up the entire post-modern American body-politic. I ought to know better than to hold my breath for it, but we can’t solve what’s really wrong with America until we stop behaving as if replacing one set of parasites/whores with another will make a difference.

gryphon202 on February 5, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Can we apply the same standard to Trump implying that Carson was a pedophile? I mean, that was slander, wasn’t it?

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Trump implied no such thing. You claiming he did is a smear.

JannyMae on February 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM

I’m thinking the reason Kasich was hard on the cop was because he thought the cop might shoot him for no reason which is what cops do these day.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Kasich defused a volatile situation before it escalated.

That’s what you learn in karate or any other martial art.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Can we apply the same standard to Trump implying that Carson was a pedophile? I mean, that was slander, wasn’t it?

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Not the same. At all. Nice blame shifting and excuse making.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:27 AM

“Malleable ,” as Jimmy carter stated.

Walter L. Newton on February 5, 2016 at 10:14 AM

I’ve heard that word thrown around by a few establishment media types when talking about Trump. If that’s what they think of Trump, what must they think of Chuck Schumer’s Ho? They must think they can roll Rubio like a cheap cigar?

Alabama Infidel on February 5, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Lol that’s been debunked so many times on here it’s not even funny.

He wants to gradually phase out the cheese subsidies over 5 years.

It’s called “principles” and “having a backbone”.

Reminds of a guy named Ronald Reagan.

Any other ridiculous points that you want to bring up?

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Why are you commenting on something you know nothing about…you didn’t write that post.

Really, that is so strange that you take issue with that…without taking a stance, you are just posting something for no reason…

And then adding some stupid remarks that do not apply…

It’s strange.

Good bye, you are bit nutty today, and frustrated about something, have a drink and relax for the rest of the day…have a few more drinks, I can almost understand your posts.

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Upset is the wrong word for me. The word is disgusted. Ted Cruz has been held up, by his followers, as a paragon of morality, based on his allegedly strong, Christian faith. Then he does something that shows he’s just another slimy politician, and they’re in denial about it, and blaming everyone but Cruz.

I’m disgusted with Cruz and his supporters who refuse to admit he used a dirty trick to sabotage Carson.

JannyMae on February 5, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Amen, right on. Somehow Carson and Trump are to blame for the Cruz fraud. it’s ridiculous.

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:32 AM

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Trump implied no such thing. You claiming he did is a smear.

JannyMae on February 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Just what did he imply?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:33 AM

Kasich defused a volatile situation before it escalated.

That’s what you learn in karate or any other martial art.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM

It’s also what a LEADER does, and Kasich is a leader.

I don’t appreciate some people here dismissing his father either, trying to say he didn’t work hard. My wife worked for the DMV years ago, she had to be there at frikkin 0730 M-F and stay until 1600. But yeah, it’s easy to go to work that early or something.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Just what did he imply?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:33 AM

That Carson is a child molester.

Not the same. At all. Nice blame shifting and excuse making.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:27 AM

So slander is not cheating. Got it. Thanks for clearing that up.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Liberal Writer: Don’t Worry, Trump’s A Liberal http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/05/liberal-writer-dont-worry-trumps-a-liberal/ via @dailycaller

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Just what did he imply?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:33 AM

That Carson is a child molester.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Thank you for posting that.

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:41 AM

It’s also what a LEADER does, and Kasich is a leader.

Well said.

I don’t appreciate some people here dismissing his father either, trying to say he didn’t work hard. My wife worked for the DMV years ago, she had to be there at frikkin 0730 M-F and stay until 1600. But yeah, it’s easy to go to work that early or something.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Yeah, another good point, you’re on fire today.

You can’t just half-ass it working for a place like the DMV. You need a serious work ethic and stick-tuitiveness.

Kasich probably learned those traits from his father and applied them to martial arts and politics, and the rest is history, folks.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I’ve seen it and it doesn’t matter.

Facts don’t matter?

YOUR facts don’t matter when you selectively ignore them to deny reality.

However even then they never stated he was suspending the campaign.

Strawman – they implied as such.

BS, they did not.

The Cruz campaign initiated theor slander/ fraud campaign after both Carson and CNN stated on Twitter and elsewhere that the rumors are wrong and he’s stating in.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:13 AM

So it the standard that unless one instantly knows every scrape of information about a particular subject, it’s ‘slander/ fraud’?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Dodge.

They created their story minutes after CNN stated it was weird that he was going to Florida after Iowa and not campaigning in NH. Yet when CNN and Carson stated that Carson was not dropping out, the Cruz campaign was suddenly incompetent?

They still ran with their story 45 minutes later after Carson’s and CNN’s statement.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 11:32 AM

Wow another one of the stalker’s…half to be honest…not in the mood too cut and paste right now…take’s to long…but you’re stalking me is definitely sick…

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Amen, right on. Somehow Carson and Trump are to blame for the Cruz fraud. it’s ridiculous.

Paperclips on February 5, 2016 at 11:32 AM

It’s like I told you, dirty fraud campaigns are all the rage now in the Cruz camp.

Like they are also insisting making wealth inequality an issue because of Trump’s money.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM

So slander is not cheating. Got it. Thanks for clearing that up.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:37 AM

I love, love that you Cruz supporters want to equate name calling on the campaign trail to be equal to telling voters their candidate is dropping out minutes before they vote.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:50 AM

I love, love that you Cruz supporters want to equate name calling on the campaign trail to be equal to telling voters their candidate is dropping out minutes before they vote.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:50 AM

I love how you think that Carson’s supporters are so stupid that they’d believe a Cruz supporter when they say that Carson is dropping from the race.

TheJamesMadison on February 5, 2016 at 11:51 AM

Wow 7:30 to 1600 sounds like a long day indeed…..oh wait its only an 8 and an a half hour shift! Give that woman a cookie , ribbon trophy!

Von Kleist on February 5, 2016 at 11:53 AM

Wow 7:30 to 1600 sounds like a long day indeed…..oh wait its only an 8 and an a half hour shift! Give that woman a cookie , ribbon trophy!

Von Kleist on February 5, 2016 at 11:53 AM

That’s damn early, and Kasich knows what it’s like to work that early, he learned it from his father who was a poor mailman.

Some people here just don’t want to discuss how Kasich’s dirt poor upbringing as the son of lower class civil servants, his mother was a low paid county judge and also a part time diesel mechanic.

So just keep being bigots and support one of the top 3 clowns, if Kasich loses you can only blame yourselves.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:57 AM

That’s damn early, and Kasich knows what it’s like to work that early, he learned it from his father who was a poor mailman.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Kasich’s father was an excellent mailman. 40 years and I never missed a letter. I don’t know why you feel the need to insult the guy.

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Heraldo was just on tv with M. on Fox saying that government needs to treat herion overdoses, it is an issue in NH and the candidates have been flocking to forums where this is brought up.

And you had Obama saying we need a billion dollars to pay for Narcan.

But what the media and Heraldo are leaving out is that the drugs are coming in as the illegals go back and forth to South America without being detained at the border. They are sending it in with teenagers. WRKO had a sherrif on, and he says that no one will listen to the fact that the illegals are bringing in the Herion. It is NOT coming from Afghanistan to NH, it is coming from our open bordern.

And in NH it is not popular to say we want a war on drugs, we like the drugs, we just want the Narcan to treat the unlucky ones.

Fleuries on February 5, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Kasich’s father was an excellent mailman. 40 years and I never missed a letter. I don’t know why you feel the need to insult the guy.

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Hey look, it’s “miss the point” guy trying to be clever.

Any more conspiracy theories about cheese subsidies that you want to proffer up, Jose, if that’s even your real name?

We’re waiting.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Doesn’t care about Iowa anymore; doesn’t care about the Cruz feud anymore…

How can Trump supporters stick with this dude? Worse than an emotional teenager’s mood swings in terms of consistency. Second day in office—Trump: I don’t care about immigration anymore.

CivilDiscourse on February 5, 2016 at 12:06 PM

NWConservative YOUR facts don’t matter when you selectively ignore them to deny reality.

I’m not the one making statements like ‘I’ve seen it and it doesn’t matter.’
Where have I made a similar supposition?

NWConservativeHowever even then they never stated he was suspending the campaign.

Strawman – they implied as such.

NWConservative BS, they did not.

What did you just say about ‘deny(ing) reality.’?
I also note that you failed to address the Strawman charge

So it the standard that unless one instantly knows every scrape of information about a particular subject, it’s ‘slander/ fraud’?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 11:19 AM

NWConservative Dodge.
They created their story minutes after CNN stated it was weird that he was going to Florida after Iowa and not campaigning in NH.

‘Created’? You do tend to use very disparaging language. One can easily note that they merely were passing on a story originated on CNN

Yet when CNN and Carson stated that Carson was not dropping out, the Cruz campaign was suddenly incompetent?

They still ran with their story 45 minutes later after Carson’s and CNN’s statement.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Did it ever occur to you that they may have been busy running a campaign at the moment?

Do you hold the other campaigns to such a high standard of universal knowledge at all times?

Torcert on February 5, 2016 at 12:08 PM

I love, love that you Cruz supporters want to equate name calling on the campaign trail to be equal to telling voters their candidate is dropping out minutes before they vote.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 11:50 AM

I hear the call of the Trumpette’s…

Waaaaa-waaaaaa…often preceded by “you’re a liar” or “you’re GOPe”…and recently, “sue, sue, sue!!”

right2bright on February 5, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Suffolk/Boston Globe NH: Trump 29 Rubio 19 Kasich 13 Bush 10 Cruz 7https://t.co/qsRPzf9SSZ— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) February 5, 2016

Ted Cruz dropping in new poll. Might be why Trump is done with him.

TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Doesn’t care about Iowa anymore; doesn’t care about the Cruz feud anymore…

How can Trump supporters stick with this dude? Worse than an emotional teenager’s mood swings in terms of consistency. Second day in office—Trump: I don’t care about immigration anymore.

CivilDiscourse on February 5, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Yes, yes, we know.

Enjoy choosing from that diverse lineup the demorats are offering; where does it stand now, two whole people and whiter than Twinkie filling?

You’ll be a racist if you vote for either one though, I believe that meme is still in effect from 2008 and 2012.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Kasich’s father was an excellent mailman. 40 years and I never missed a letter. I don’t know why you feel the need to insult the guy.

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Hey look, it’s “miss the point” guy trying to be clever.

Any more conspiracy theories about cheese subsidies that you want to proffer up, Jose, if that’s even your real name?

We’re waiting.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Forgot to add –

Goes without saying that Kasich’s dad was an excellent mailman, he was a legend

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Hey look, it’s “miss the point” guy trying to be clever.

Any more conspiracy theories about cheese subsidies that you want to proffer up, Jose, if that’s even your real name?

We’re waiting.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Awww, the racist chimes in…

Aren’t you the one who stated that only reason Dr. Ben Carson is a viable candidate is because he is black?

And your other Trump supporters, all agreed with you…the usual suspects.

You seem to have a problem with both race and gender.

Good morning racist…

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 10:25 AM

Kasich is no longer a conservative and barely a republican. He embraced Medicaid expansion which is blowing a hole through his budget and used the wildly inaccurate religious context for doing so – ignoring the reality that Medicaid sucks, is no better than having no insurance (Oregon), and traps the poor into a system that has limited access and terrible outcomes.

Now we have lots of silly governors who do silly things with their state’s money. SO in that he is no different. But his manner of justification was atrocious. His social welfare stance is one of entrapment of those less fortunate, a form of doing things for others – with other peoples money – in an attempt to feel superior. I consider him, accepting that politicians by default are scummy people, a hypocrite. I have no respect for him at all. IN fact I know Hillary is a crook and she plays to type. But Kasich? He is one of two GOP potential nominees for whom I would pull the D lever which I haven’t done in forever.

Zomcon JEM on February 5, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Waaaaa-waaaaaa

right2bright on February 5, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Is that the sound iCarly makes when she can’t even qualify for the debate or is it the one that sounds when HP makes THREE BILLION DOLLARS in a single day because they fire her?

TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Eh, who cares about that Iowa thing now?

FNC does so they can keep the nonexistent issue going. Can’t lose the viewership.

TerryW on February 5, 2016 at 12:17 PM

That’s good. This is what most of his supporters, wanted him to do. He hit Cruz for a day or 2 on cheating in Iowa, now time to move on.

cimbri on February 5, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Jose K on February 5, 2016 at 12:14 PM

You don’t play a Championship game the same as a pre-season game…

But, unfortunately, the choice won’t be on “details” but how the voters feel about the candidates…and whether they like them or not.

Hillary and Trump, probably a toss up with an edge to Hillary…Trump and Biden, Biden hands down.

Carson, take them both out…the most liked candidate will win…

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Don’t discount Kasich, he’s the only actual conservative in the race.

His father was a mailman and karate instructor, his mother a county judge and diesel mechanic, pretty much an average working class family even if they were dirt poor. Why some people want to disparage this fine man is beyond me, he’s more conservative than Reagan.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Keep speaking the truth, maybe one of these clowns will come around.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 12:30 PM

Kasich defused a volatile situation before it escalated.

That’s what you learn in karate or any other martial art.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 11:25 AM

I’ve studied martial arts for years and must’ve skipped the ‘Do You Know Who I Am’ public servant intimidation seminar, sorry.

Must admit to being weirded out by Kasich supporters but maybe that’s because this is the first place I’ve been–online or real-world– where I’ve actually encountered Kasich supporters.

Must also be an Ohio thing because I’m not catching Kasich Fever. Kasich strikes me as a whiny lightweight squish, one of those Republican uber-moderates who continually use the phrase ‘reaching across the aisle’ as if that’s an inherently good thing. No, thanks.

troyriser_gopftw on February 5, 2016 at 12:58 PM

Don’t discount Kasich, he’s the only actual conservative in the race.

His father was a mailman and karate instructor, his mother a county judge and diesel mechanic, pretty much an average working class family even if they were dirt poor. Why some people want to disparage this fine man is beyond me, he’s more conservative than Reagan.

Bishop on February 5, 2016 at 12:25 PM

There you go with that ‘dirt poor’ business again, which frankly grates on the nerves of those who know what ‘dirt poor’ really means. Kasich’s dad was a postal worker, which means–even back in the day–that his father was making middle-class income. You keep overstating the case, and it gets real tiresome real fast.

troyriser_gopftw on February 5, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Ted Cruz dropping in new poll. Might be why Trump is done with him.

TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 12:10 PM

Cruz trailing Kasich and Bush. Wonder how much his tactics in IA hurt him? Would have to see a pre-IA poll by the Globe to know for sure.

whatcat on February 5, 2016 at 1:17 PM

Kasich’s dad was a postal worker, which means–even back in the day–that his father was making middle-class income.
troyriser_gopftw on February 5, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Our family was “working poor” and I’m pretty sure a mailman took home better money than our dad. Not getting into whatever the point of contention here, just saying that’s how it was in my experience back in the day.

whatcat on February 5, 2016 at 1:21 PM

WARNING

Check with your local jurisdiction for regulations in your area.

S. D. on February 5, 2016 at 1:28 PM

Cruz trailing Kasich and Bush. Wonder how much his tactics in IA hurt him? Would have to see a pre-IA poll by the Globe to know for sure.

whatcat on February 5, 2016 at 1:17 PM

I don’t think it’s the ‘tactics’ but more how the narrative was changed from ‘winning’ Iowa to Cruz ‘cheating’ in Iowa. That is what the Cruz camp is busy respond to now. Not good coming off a win.

But yes, to see before and after polling would be nice.

TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Check with your local jurisdiction for regulations in your area.

S. D. on February 5, 2016 at 1:28 PM

When you go off topic, you really GO OFF TOPIC.

Ain’t no concern of mine, tho, I’ve been lucky if I could manage even just one fishin pole.

whatcat on February 5, 2016 at 1:34 PM

I don’t think it’s the ‘tactics’ but more how the narrative was changed from ‘winning’ Iowa to Cruz ‘cheating’ in Iowa. That is what the Cruz camp is busy respond to now. Not good coming off a win.
But yes, to see before and after polling would be nice.
TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 1:33 PM

I suspect the issue will come up again at the next debate (and oy, enough with these neverending “debates”, already.).

whatcat on February 5, 2016 at 1:39 PM

When you go off topic, you really GO OFF TOPIC.

whatcat on February 5, 2016 at 1:34 PM

Nah he was right on point w/ that.

Redstone on February 5, 2016 at 1:40 PM

Ivanka’s baby arrives in a few days. The Donald is already puckering up to kiss the family’s new bundle of joy. Remember, in America celebrities are our royalty.

Iowa? Thanks for the memories.

Christien on February 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM

If Trump had won Iowa it’s all he would be squawking about now. He enjoys talking more about his poll numbers than actual policy.

heretic on February 5, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Cruz trailing Kasich and Bush. Wonder how much his tactics in IA hurt him? Would have to see a pre-IA poll by the Globe to know for sure.

whatcat on February 5, 2016 at 1:17 PM

I don’t think it’s the ‘tactics’ but more how the narrative was changed from ‘winning’ Iowa to Cruz ‘cheating’ in Iowa. That is what the Cruz camp is busy respond to now. Not good coming off a win.

But yes, to see before and after polling would be nice.

TheMadHessian on February 5, 2016 at 1:33 PM

The last poll was just from Suffolk University, the same organization that did the poll for the Boston Globe this week, had Cruz at 12% on January 29th. He’s now at 7%. It hurt him. Down 5% since Iowa.

Trump was at 27% in that poll. He is now at 29%. So he’s up since Iowa.

Rubio was at 10% in that poll. He is now at 19%. So he’s also up since Iowa. It looks like Rubio and Trump have emerged as the winners from Iowa.

NWConservative on February 5, 2016 at 2:24 PM