If Iowa was an important jumping-off point for Sanders and Buttigieg, next week’s vote in New England is borderline do-or-die for the likes of Biden and Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren. If neither one hits second-place next week, they may have to gather their staff for some difficult conversations ahead.
As for Donald Trump, the Iowa disaster is a hilarious start to an eventful week. Trump will deliver his annual State of the Union address tonight, where he will talk about how great the American economy is and how he’s the greatest president in the history of the American Republic.
On Wednesday, the Senate will acquit him on the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress to the visible consternation of Democrats who prosecuted the impeachment case against him. But all of it will come with the Iowa caucus as a back-drop.