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Title: Warren wows in Iowa as candidates' sprint to caucuses begins
Post by: mystery-ak on August 13, 2019, 09:20:51 AM
   Warren wows in Iowa as candidates' sprint to caucuses begins
[Associated Press]
THOMAS BEAUMONT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE
,Associated Press•August 12, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The chant — "2 cents, 2 cents, 2 cents" — started in the back of a crowd that packed sidewalks at the Iowa State Fair. Elizabeth Warren, basking in the spontaneous adulation of her proposed wealth tax, prompted roars with her call for the ultra-wealthy to "pitch in 2 cents so everybody gets a chance to make it."

A night before, the Massachusetts senator enjoyed similar treatment when Democrats at a party dinner jumped to their feet — some beginning to dance — at the opening bars of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," the song that would usher Warren on stage.

For someone whose White House ambitions were dismissed by some Democrats earlier this year, Warren's reception in Iowa this weekend was a clear warning sign to other 2020 candidates that hers is a campaign to be reckoned with in the state that kicks off the race for the party's nomination.

Warren was one of nearly two dozen candidates who paraded through Iowa this weekend, speaking at the state fair, the annual Wing Ding dinner and a forum on gun control. The sheer volume of visiting contenders signaled a new phase of the campaign, ending the get-to-know-you period and beginning a six-month sprint to the Iowa caucuses.

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Title: Re: Warren wows in Iowa as candidates' sprint to caucuses begins
Post by: The Ghost on August 13, 2019, 09:30:02 AM
You know what they say about Iowa Caucus winners.  They have "three tickets out of Iowa."

The purpose of the Caucuses is to separate the contenders from the pretenders. The contenders are those who finish in the top three. The pretenders are those who don’t.
Title: Re: Warren wows in Iowa as candidates' sprint to caucuses begins
Post by: skeeter on August 13, 2019, 09:37:40 AM
The media is breathlessly waiting to see which rat candidate emerges the strongest contender, which they'll then fall all over themselves to support.

I can only imagine what they'd say about a republican who lied about their minority status to steal an ivy league college seat from a truly disadvantaged applicant. But there are no standards for rats.
Title: Re: Warren wows in Iowa as candidates' sprint to caucuses begins
Post by: Free Vulcan on August 13, 2019, 11:39:20 AM
Oh please let it be Warren.